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Bailey's Prairie in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

James Briton "Brit" Bailey


James Briton "Brit" Bailey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
1. James Briton "Brit" Bailey Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer Texan noted for his courage, integrity, and eccentric behavior. Came to Texas in 1818 with wife and six children.

He settled on what came to be "Bailey's Prairie". Joined Stephen F. Austin's colony, 1824.

Bailey became a captain in the local militia. Fought in battles preceding 1836 Texas Revolution.

At his request he was buried standing up, facing west, gun at side so no one could look down on him, even in death.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9523.)
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° 31.353′ 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. 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
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as the crow flies. Munson Cemetery (here, next to this marker); "Brit" Bailey Plantation (here, next 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.
More about this marker. The Texas Medallion is missing. Appears to have been stolen.
Also see . . .  Article from The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
"Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker and others image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans
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 674 times since then and 108 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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