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Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bayland Orphanage

(Site 1/2 mi. SE)

 
 
Bayland Orphanage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 17, 2012
1. Bayland Orphanage Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1866 by Texas Confederate veterans for children of deceased soldiers. Had capacity for 250. Rev. Henry F. Gillette was first superintendent. C.S.A. Col. Ashbel Smith, diplomat, soldier and statesman, was staff doctor. Trustees included leading citizens.

Donations from Harris and Galveston counties started the home, but later gifts came from as far away as New Orleans.

After the Confederate children grew up, home and school were opened to others. Bayland was forerunner of the De Pelchin Faith Home, of Houston.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10609.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 29° 42.786′ N, 94° 59.611′ W. Marker was in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker could be reached from Wyoming Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in Bayland Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Baytown TX 77520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured
Bayland Orphanage, The Bayland Guards and Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Bayland Orphanage, The Bayland Guards and Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek Markers
The small marker on the right is Bayland Orphanage
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as the crow flies. Bayland Orphans Home (here, next to this marker); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (here, next to this marker); The Bayland Guards (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Robert E. Lee High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lee College (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goose Creek Stream (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ashbel Smith M.D. (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been replaced by a new marker titled Bayland Orphans Home.
 
Also see . . .  From Fold3 Military Records. (Submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 10, 2021