Our History

Harrison County was founded in 1839 by the Republic of Texas on the eastern edge of the new country. The county became one of the largest and richest in antebellum Texas.

Harrison County’s Tuskegee Airmen

Harrison County counted among its many men and women in service during the war, four of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps at the war’s onset, they waited a year for the War Department to organize a segregated training facility at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

Fred Weathersby was a member of flight crews, Romeo Williams became a pilot, Charlie Johnson was made an officer and Mac Hopkins trained as a flight instructor and aerial photographer.

The four were admirable soldiers who fought faithfully for their country while enduring segregation and discrimination.

Sadly, we do not have a photograph of Charlie Johnson.

Photograph from the collection of the Harrison County Historical Museum.

Mac Hopkins, flight instructor and photographer

Mac Hopkins, flight instructor and photographer

Fred Weathersby (left), flight crew

Fred Weathersby (left), flight crew

Romeo Williams, pilot

Romeo Williams, pilot

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Harrison County Historical Museum


1 Peter Whetstone Square
Marshall, TX 75670

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Museum Hours

Tues – Fri : 10am - 4pm
Sat : 11am - 2pm
Sun – Mon : Closed

Last admission ticket issued one hour before closing time.

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903-935-8417 Ext. 1
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