Near Brazoria in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A tanner, John McCroskey came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300". He built this home in compliance with the terms of his 1824 land grant. Later owners remodeled the structure. Oliver Jones, the owner in 1849-50, was chairman of a commission to design the flag and seal of the Republic of Texas. Robert J. Townes, a Brazoria County district judge and later state legislator, lived here 1850-52. The property became a sugar and cotton plantation during Asa Stratton's ownership. Nannie (Maddox) Stringfellow (d. 1971) purchased the property in 1945 and preserved the dwelling.
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9574.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 28° 56.38′ N, 95° 36.861′ W. Marker is near Brazoria, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on County Road 316 (Highway 316), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 County Road 316, Brazoria TX 77422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of History of Paradise Memorial Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Levi Jordan Plantation (approx. 4½ miles away); Ellerslie Plantation (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Oakland (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Brazoria (approx. 7.6 miles away); Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway Company (approx. 7.9 miles away); Brazoria Fallen Heroes Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Henry Smith (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brazoria.
Also see . . . Handbook Of Texas Online entry for John McCroskey. (Submitted on May 11, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.