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Bailey's Prairie in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Briton “Brit” Bailey

(1779-1833)

 
 
James Briton "Brit" Bailey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
1. James Briton "Brit" Bailey Marker
Inscription. Pioneer Texan noted for his courage, integrity, and eccentric behavior. Came to Texas in 1818 with wife and six children.

He settled on what came to be "Bailey's Prairie". Joined Stephen F. Austin's colony, 1824.

Bailey became a captain in the local militia. Fought in battles preceding 1836 Texas Revolution.

At his request he was buried standing up, facing west, gun at side so no one could look down on him, even in death.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9523.)
 
Location. 29° 8.777′ N, 95° 31.354′ W. Marker is in Bailey's Prairie, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Jimmy Phillips Boulevard (State Highway 35) and Munson Ranch Road, on the right when traveling west on Jimmy Phillips Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1960 Jimmy Phillips Blvd, Angleton TX 77515, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Munson Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); "Brit" Bailey Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Site of Carry Nation's Hotel (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bell's Landing
"Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker and others image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. "Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker and others
(approx. 5.6 miles away); The Ammon Underwood House (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dance Gun Shop (approx. 5.8 miles away); Aldridge - Smith House (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bailey's Prairie.
 
More about this marker. The Texas Medallion is missing. Appears to have been stolen.
 
Also see . . .  Article from The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 28 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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