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Homesite of William Scott

(Point Pleasant)

 
 
Homesite of William Scott (Point Pleasant) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 9, 2013
1. Homesite of William Scott (Point Pleasant) Marker
Inscription. A native of Virginia, William Scott (1784-1837) was a planter, merchant, and stockraiser in his native state and in Kentucky, where he relocated about 1806. He and his family moved briefly to Louisiana in the early 1820s before coming to Texas with Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists in 1824. He received a headright grant of land at this site on the east bank of the San Jacinto River and named the home he built here Point Pleasant.

A great supporter of Texas independence from Mexico, Scott served in 1835 as captain of the Lynchburg Volunteers, a local militia company. Point Pleasant was a stopping place for many revolutionary-era pioneers, including Lorenzo de Zavala, first vice-president of the Republic of Texas; and Emily Austin Bryan Perry, sister of Stephen F. Austin.

Married in Virginia to the former Mary Hanna, Scott was the father of five children. Following his death in 1837 and Mary's death in 1840, Point Pleasant was inherited by their daughter, Sarah Scott Williams. After her death in 1860 the property was sold out of the family. Point Pleasant is believed to have been destroyed by a hurricane sometime after the Civil War.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10774.)
 
Location.
Homesite of William Scott (Point Pleasant) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 9, 2013
2. Homesite of William Scott (Point Pleasant) Marker
29° 44.411′ N, 95° 1.575′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Bayway Drive 0.7 miles south of Park Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baytown TX 77520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Goose Creek Stream (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bayland Orphanage (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Bayland Guards (approx. 2.7 miles away); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); San Jacinto Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lynchburg Town Ferry (approx. 3.5 miles away); K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baytown.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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