“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bailey's Prairie in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

"Brit" Bailey Plantation

(Extending Southwest)

"Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
1. "Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1818 as an individual claim by James Briton Bailey, a member later of Austin's colony. Born 1779, Bailey was tall, fearless, of Irish stock.

At his request, he was buried (1833) standing up, facing west, gun at side.

His restless ghost is said to walk this prairie.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9524.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 29° 8.778′ N, 95° 31.35′ W. Marker is in Bailey's Prairie, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Jimmy Phillips Boulevard (State Highway 35) and Munson Ranch Road, on the right when traveling west on Jimmy Phillips Boulevard. One of three marker at this roadside pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1960 Jimmy Phillips Boulevard, Angleton TX 77515, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Munson Cemetery (here, next to this marker); James Briton "Brit" Bailey (here, next
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to this marker); Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Angleton (approx. 4.9 miles away); First Missionary Baptist Church of Angleton (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Nash-Wright House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); James & Selina Phillips House (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bailey's Prairie.
"Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker and others image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
2. "Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker and others
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 259 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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