Independence in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Margaret Moffette Lea Houston
Gen. Sam Houston
April 11, 1819 - Dec. 3, 1867
and her mother
Nancy Moffette Lea
May 1, 1780 - Feb. 7, 1864
women of character, culture and staunch
devotion to their families and church,
each in her own way greatly influenced
the career of Sam Houston and
the course of Texas history
Erected 1965. (Marker Number 8354.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Women. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1819.
Location. 30° 19.193′ N, 96° 20.802′ W. Marker is in Independence, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 50 and La Bahia Trail East (Farm to Market Road 390), on the right when traveling north on Highway 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. Houston-Lea Family Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Old Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Independence School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mustering of a Unit of Hood's Texas Brigade, C.S.A.Independence Postal Service (about 600 feet away); Independence (about 600 feet away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.