Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Homesite of William Scott
A great supporter of Texas independence from Mexico, Scott served in 1835 as captain of the Lynchburg Volunteers, a local militia company. Point Pleasant was a stopping place for many revolutionary-era pioneers, including Lorenzo de Zavala, first vice-president of the Republic of Texas; and Emily Austin Bryan Perry, sister of Stephen F. Austin.
Married in Virginia to the former Mary Hanna, Scott was the father of five children. Following his death in 1837 and Mary's death in 1840, Point Pleasant was inherited by their daughter, Sarah Scott Williams. After her death in 1860 the property was sold out of the family. Point Pleasant is believed to have been destroyed by a hurricane
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10774.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 29° 44.411′ N, 95° 1.575′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Bayway Drive, 0.7 miles south of Park Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Robert E. Lee High School (approx. 2½ miles away); Goose Creek Stream (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Bayland Guards (approx. 2.7 miles away); Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bayland Orphans Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Almonte Captured (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mexican Surrender (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.