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Near Navasota in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

R.B.S. Foster Home

 
 
R.B.S. Foster Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
1. R.B.S. Foster Home Marker
Inscription.  

Early Texas plantation home in architectural style of the Atlantic states. Malcolm Camp, wealthy cotton planter, built this structure in 1859, with lumber hauled from East Texas sawmills. High-ceilinged rooms are very large. Formal dining room in sandstone-lined cellar was unique. Had detached kitchen.

Purchased 1883 by a leading local citizen, R.B.S. Foster (1848-1889), this was birthplace of his three children - Georgia, Robert F. and Nettie Rose. So stable is this locality that home was continuously occupied until 1966 by Fosters or their agents.

Preservation is by Robert F. Wier Kingman

Entered in the National Register of Historic Places

 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8579.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 30° 24.581′ N, 96° 3.016′ W. Marker is near Navasota, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is on State Highway 90, 0.1 miles north of
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Farm to Market Road 3455, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located across the street from the Navasota Livestock Auction grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Navasota TX 77868, 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. Robert A. Horlock House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sangster House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Foster Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); Joseph Brooks Home (approx. 2˝ miles away); First United Methodist Church of Navasota (approx. 2˝ miles away); Site of Freeman Inn (approx. 2˝ miles away); The First Baptist Church of Navasota (approx. 2.6 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navasota.
 
R.B.S. Foster Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
2. R.B.S. Foster Home Marker
The R.B.S. Foster Home Marker from across the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 3, 2021
3. The R.B.S. Foster Home Marker from across the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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