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Kendleton in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kendleton

 
 
Kendleton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Collins III, October 7, 2007
1. Kendleton Marker
Inscription. The site on which Kendleton now stands was originally a Mexican land grant to settler Elizabeth Powell, whose house was an early-day stage stop.

During the Texas Revolution, in 1836, Santa Anna's Mexican Army camped near here. Later the settlements of Oak Hill and Humbolt existed briefly.

Kendleton began during Civil War reconstruction when Wm. E. Kendall sold land, for as little as 50 cents an acre, to freed Negroes in starting their own farms. The rural village was named in his honor when the railroad came through, 1884.
 
Erected 1969 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9002.)
 
Location. 29° 26.852′ N, 96° 0.023′ W. Marker is in Kendleton, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on Loop State Road 541 north of U.S. 59. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kendleton TX 77451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Kendleton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powell Point School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx.
Kendleton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, circa 1984
2. Kendleton Marker
Note how much overgrowth has occurred since this picture was taken.
10 miles away); Wharton County Courthouse (approx. 11.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Rosenberg (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Eagle Scout Project image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Collins III, October 7, 2007
3. Eagle Scout Project
I had the opportunity to meet Jarren Small while visiting Marjorie Adams in Kendleton, Tx. Mrs. Adams is a local historian in Kendleton. Mrs. Adams shared with me that Jarren had taken on as his Eagle Scout project the task of cleaning up the THC markers in Kendleton. Jarren is in the red shirt, Mrs. Adams in the center and I am on the right. This is the second Eagle Scout project regarding preservation that I was fortunate to hear about. The other project was in Rosewood Cemetery in Galveston, Tx. It is wonderful to see our youth involved in preservation.
Kendleton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 29, 2008
4. Kendleton Marker
A year after the announced clean up project, the marker site still has considerable brush surrounding the marker.
Kendleton image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
5. Kendleton
Kendleton image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
6. Kendleton
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By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
7. Kendleton
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,535 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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