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Near Old Ocean in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sweeny Plantation

 
 
Sweeny Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 1, 2015
1. Sweeny Plantation Marker
Inscription. John Sweeny, Jr., after returning from the Texas Revolution, was given this plantation by his father, an extensive landholder. In 1837 slaves built the house, using only brick, nails and wood made on his land. Molasses, cotton, sugar were produced. Still owned by descendants.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9600.)
 
Location. 29° 4.941′ N, 95° 45.291′ W. Marker is near Old Ocean, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Loop State Highway 35 and County Road 374, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 35. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Ocean TX 77463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phillips Family Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of the Home of Josiah Hughes Bell (approx. 7.3 miles away); Columbia (approx. 7.6 miles away); Columbia United Methodist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old Columbia Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Columbia - The First Capital of The Republic of Texas (approx. 7.8 miles away); Columbia Rosenwald School (approx. 7.8 miles away); Home of George B. McKinstry (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
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Sweeny Plantation Marker and former surrounding area image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 1, 2015
2. Sweeny Plantation Marker and former surrounding area
Original location of the marker, which has now been moved outside of the restricted area (as of 2018).
Sweeny Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
3. Sweeny Plantation Marker
Sweeny Plantation Marker In Its New Location image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
4. Sweeny Plantation Marker In Its New Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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