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Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Plantation Home of Edwin Waller

1800 • • 1883

 
 
Plantation Home of Edwin Waller Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
1. Plantation Home of Edwin Waller Marker
Inscription.  

Member of the consultation in 1835 • Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence • First mayor of the City of Austin • Member of the Secession Convention in 1861 • On this property, acquired during the Republic, he resided from 1846 for many years
Erected by the State of Texas
1936

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 8116.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 30° 5.548′ N, 96° 3.468′ W. Marker is in Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is on Business U.S. 290 1.3 miles west of Farm to Market Road 359, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located next to the Waller County Road and Bridge Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 775 Business 290 East, Hempstead TX 77445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Alfred H. Wyly (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Groce Cemetery
Plantation Home of Edwin Waller Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
2. Plantation Home of Edwin Waller Marker
This view shows the reverse of the marker along BU Highway 290.
(approx. one mile away); First United Methodist Church of Hempstead (approx. one mile away); Waller County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hempstead, C.S.A. (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Courthouse Clock and Bell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Former Waller County Post Offices (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hempstead High School (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
 
Plantation Home of Edwin Waller Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
3. Plantation Home of Edwin Waller Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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