“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin

Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debbie A. Sutherland, November 20, 2011
1. Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  John Sweeny, Sr. (d. 1855) moved his family from Tennessee to Brazoria County, Texas, about 1833. With the help of slaves, he cleared his land and established a large plantation. This log cabin, originally located about 9 miles southwest of this site, was built soon after Sweeny's arrival and housed the slave family that included Mark and Larkin Waddy. The Waddys continued to live in the cabin after they were freed at the end of the Civil War.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1983
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9601.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence.
Location. 29° 8.399′ N, 95° 37.017′ W. Marker is in East Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (County Route 703) 0.1 miles south of Austin Street (County Road 300E), on the right when traveling north. Located behind the Ammon Underwood House. Touch for map.
Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, circa August 3, 2011
2. Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin
Marker is at or near this postal address: 523 Main St, West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ammon Underwood House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance Gun Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Aldridge - Smith House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tyler-Bryan-Weems House (about 400 feet away); Bell's Landing (about 600 feet away); Site of Carry Nation's Hotel (about 800 feet away); M.L. Weems House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near Site of First Capitol of the Republic of Texas (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. This page has been viewed 911 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas.   2. submitted on October 4, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 20, 2020