Prairie View in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jacob E. Freeman
Freeman was born a slave in Alabama around 1841 and came to Texas when he was eleven. He assisted his master in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and, by 1873, was a mechanic in the Hempstead area and had served on a Waller County grand jury. In July 1873, Freeman served on the Colored Men’s Convention where attendees discussed political, civic and economic rights of minorities. As a member of the Republican Party, Freeman won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives in 1874 for the 14th Legislature where he served on the
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17072.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1867.
Location. 30° 4.916′ N, 95° 59.423′ W. Marker is in Prairie View, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is at the intersection of University Drive and U.S. 290, on the right when traveling north on University Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Wyatt Chapel Community Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Pine Island Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Groce Family Plantations (approx. 2.1 miles away); Clear Creek Confederate War Camps (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Liendo (approx. 2˝ miles away); Liendo Plantation (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie View.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.