Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: June 1, 1995

Updated: September 3, 2016

The Sam Rayburn House, home of Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, is on U.S. Highway 82 a mile west of Bonham in Fannin County. The two-story frame vernacular residence was built in 1916 and remodeled in 1933 in the Colonial Revival style. The house was made a recorded Texas historic landmark in 1965 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. In 1976 it was made a national historic landmark. Since 1975 the house has been preserved by the Texas Historical Commission as a museum.

James Wright Steely, comp., A Catalog of Texas Properties in the National Register of Historic Places (Austin: Texas Historical Commission, 1984).

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Christopher Long, “Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022,

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June 1, 1995
September 3, 2016