Near Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Leonard W. Groce, a settler, in 1853 built this 16-room home using slave labor. Bricks for foundation and chimneys were made from Brazos Valley clay.
The kitchen was built to cook a pig or a whole ox daily. The bachelor halls were filled with visiting Texas statesmen.
Sculptress Elisabet Ney and family lived here 1873-1911.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1971
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9395.)
Location. 30° 5.816′ N, 96° 1.773′ W. Marker is near Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker can be reached from Wyatt Chapel Road. Marker is located on the Liendo Plantation. While Liendo is still a private residence, the grounds are opened to the public on the first Saturday of most months, as well as the weekend before Thanksgiving Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead TX 77445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liendo (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. George and Libbie Custer Campsite (approx. ¾ mile away); Clear Creek Confederate War Camps (approx. 1.1 miles away); Groce Family Plantations (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jacob E. Freeman (approx. 2.6 miles away); Waller County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hempstead, C.S.A. (approx. 2.9 miles away); Former Waller County Post Offices (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
Also see . . .
1. Liendo Plantation - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
2. Liendo Plantation Official Website. (Submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.