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

Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
1. Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent Marker
Inscription. In 1859 Bishop John Mary Odin sent a group of Ursulines from Galveston to Liberty to establish a convent and girls' school. Under the leadership of an energetic French nun, Mother Ambroise, the Sisters bought land at this site and erected two frame buildings. Many prominent Liberty families enrolled their daughters in the convent school, as boarders or day students. The turmoil of the Civil War (1861-1865) caused attendance to decline, and the institution closed in 1866. Occupied by two other academies in the late 1860s, the Ursuline buildings were dismantled in the 1880s.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9691.)
 
Location. 30° 3.518′ N, 94° 47.975′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Sam Houston Street and Austin Street, on the right when traveling east on Sam Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty TX 77575, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seven Pines (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Iglesia Parroquial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plaza Constitucional (approx.
Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent Marker with Concrete Liberty Bell Replica image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
2. Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent Marker with Concrete Liberty Bell Replica
0.2 miles away); Ott Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); James B. Woods (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. Edward Bradford Pickett (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Seven Courthouses of Liberty County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain William M. Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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