Near Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Groce's Ferry
Near here the Texas Army camped from March 30 to April 12. 1836
Erected by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 9387.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, Texas Independence • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 1822.
Location. 30° 1.643′ N, 96° 5.016′ W. Marker is near Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1887, 0.1 miles south of Bosque Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located on the west side of the road along a deep ditch and the location does not have good parking. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Camp Site of the Texas Army (approx. 3.8 miles away); Captain Alfred H. WylyHempstead High School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ahrenbeck-Urban Home (approx. 4.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Hempstead (approx. 4.7 miles away); Plantation Home of Edwin Waller (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Old Courthouse Clock and Bell (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pine Island Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
Also see . . . Groce's Ferry. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.