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Clute in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Eagle Island Plantation

 
 
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By Chris Kneupper
1. Eagle Island Plantation Marker
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"Eagle Island Plantation,"
Site of the Home of Sarah Ann Groce Wharton (1810-1878) and William Harris Wharton (1806-1839)

Member of the Convention of Texas, 1832
President of the Convention of 1833
Member of the Senate of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1838
Texas minister to the United States, 1836-1837
A gathering place for distinguished people
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9557.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 1.162′ N, 95° 25.19′ W. Marker is in Clute, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Plantation Drive and Dixie Drive, on the right when traveling west on Plantation Drive. The marker is located in the grassy margin beside Plantation Drive near its intersection with Dixie Drive. It is also beside an access road into a cemetery
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By Chris Kneupper
2. Eagle Island Plantation Marker
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(Restwood Memorial Park). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clute TX 77531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Branch Tanner Archer (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Harris Wharton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mammoth Lake (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Crosby's Landing (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Brazos Canal (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stringfellow Ranch (approx. 3.4 miles away); Velasco Cemetery (approx. 3˝ miles away); Abner Jackson Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clute.
 
Also see . . .  Eagle Island Plantation entry at Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 23, 2021