Established April 1836 by five pioneers moving to Texas on the "Rover," one of few steamboats to pass around snags and bends of Red River in this area, the colonists - from four states of the "Old South" - were Richard Locke, Dr. Daniel Rowlett, Daniel Slack, Edward and John Stephens. They were soon joined by Jabez Fitzgerald and mark Roberts and families who traveled overland.
Leader of settlers of Rowlett, planter and lawyer aas well as doctor, instrumental in creation of Fannin County, 1837. He served Republic of Texas in Army and in 2nd, 4th and 8th Congresses.
Directions: From Elwood, go west 4.5 miles on FM 2554.
Read more about the early community of Tulip.