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Near Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Holly Oaks

 
 
Site of Holly Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 8, 2021
1. Site of Holly Oaks Marker
Inscription.  

Home of Dr. Robert Emmett Bledsoe
Baylor (1791-1873) • Here he resided
for many years and here he died •
Baylor University bears his name
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 8422.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 30° 17.061′ N, 96° 26.521′ W. Marker is near Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 390 0.1 miles east of Cedar Hill Road (County Highway 57), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, 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. Site of Mound Hill School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oak Rest Cemetery and Site of Prospect Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); La Bahia Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Thomas Affleck (approx. 3 miles away); Robert Starke Armistead
A view of the Site of Holly Oaks Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 8, 2021
2. A view of the Site of Holly Oaks Marker from the road
(approx. 3 miles away); Glenblythe Plantation, Home of Thomas Affleck (approx. 3.3 miles away); Waul's Texas Legion Campsite (approx. 3.9 miles away); Yegua Creek (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (1793–1873). His father had been a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, in a company of dragoons that often assisted George Washington. Baylor received his formal education at a country school and at academies around Paris, Kentucky. After service in the War of 1812 he studied law in the office of his uncle, Judge Jesse Bledsoe, and was elected in 1819 to the Kentucky legislature.  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Drawing by William Cathcart, circa 1881
3. Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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