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Near Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General Sam Houston

 
 
General Sam Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 11, 2018
1. General Sam Houston Marker
Inscription.  
One and one-half miles south
General Sam Houston
was baptized by
Rufus C. Burleson,
Baptist minister and
president of Baylor University,
November 19, 1854
in Rocky Creek

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 8421.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 30° 18.967′ N, 96° 20.812′ W. Marker is near Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 50 and Sam Houston Road (County Road 69), on the right when traveling north on Road 50. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baylor University for Boys (within shouting distance of this marker); Baylor University on Windmill Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson
General Sam Houston Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 11, 2018
2. General Sam Houston Marker Area
(about 500 feet away); Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (about 500 feet away); Old Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Houston-Lea Family Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
Also see . . .  Houston, Sam. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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