Dr. Joseph M. Pound Homestead Pioneer settlers Dr. Joseph M. Pound and his wife Sarah Dunbiken Ward lived here and raised nine children. Two log pens made of rough-hewn cypress logs were built in 1854 with slave labor. Additions were added over time with clapboard and board-and-batten siding and square nail construction. The house featured four cut limestone fireplaces. Circuit riders stopped here and conducted Methodist worship services. The sick and wounded, rich or poor, came to this home as to a hospital. Dr. Pound, a U.S. Army Private in the U.S.-Mexican War, was a Confederate Surgeon in the Civil War. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1965 #14779