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Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clear Creek Confederate War Camps

 
 
Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
1. Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker
Inscription.  Although no physical evidence has been found of the Confederate camp sites in this area, historical accounts have established that this part of Waller County was the location of several Civil War encampments. The close proximity of Clear Creek, the railroad, and the city of Hempstead made this area a logical site for training soldiers and for holding Federal prisoners. Although Camp Groce and Camp Herbert were the most widely known, other camps were known to have been established as the need existed and were abandoned when no longer necessary.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9376.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 4.848′ N, 96° 1.574′ W. Marker is in Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is on Old Houston Highway (Business U.S. 290) 0.3 miles east of Oak Lane, on the right when traveling west. Directly across the highway from a Texas Historical Marker highway sign (see photo). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hempstead TX 77445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker
within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Groce Family Plantations (here, next to this marker); Liendo Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Liendo (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. George and Libbie Custer Campsite (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jacob E. Freeman (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Waller County (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
 
Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
3. Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker
Clear Creek Confederate War Camps marker is on the left and Groce Family Plantations marker is on the right.
Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker & Groce Family Plantations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
4. Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker & Groce Family Plantations Marker
Highway Sign Directly Across the Highway from Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
5. Highway Sign Directly Across the Highway from Clear Creek Confederate War Camps Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   2. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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