Near Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
During the late 1850s, Thomas Affleck and his wife, Anna (Dunbar) Smith, came to Texas and established their Washington County plantation, which included what is now the Gay Hill community. The Affleck plantation, known as "Glenblythe," was extensive and highly organized. It included a wagon factory, where wagons and ambulances were made for the Confederacy.
After the end of the Civil War, Thomas Affleck was active in developing plans for Texas' economic recovery. He traveled to England and Scotland, encouraging investment and emigration. Upon his death at the age of 56, Affleck was buried near this site in the graveyard he established on the grounds of "Glenblythe."
Erected 1985 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
Location. 30° 15.083′ N, 96° 28.404′ W. Marker is near Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Waul's Legion Road (County Road 51) one mile west of State Highway 36, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waul's Texas Legion Campsite (approx. one mile away); La Bahia Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glenblythe Plantation, Home of Thomas Affleck (approx. 1.9 miles away); Robert Starke Armistead (approx. 2 miles away); Gideon Lincecum (approx. 3.6 miles away); Yegua Creek (approx. 5.6 miles away); James W. Lauderdale (approx. 7.3 miles away); Somerville (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brenham.
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