Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Plantation Home of Edwin Waller
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
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 8116.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas Independence • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
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 CemeteryFirst 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.
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 133 times since then and 35 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.