Near Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor
Baylor was judge of the Third Judicial District and associate justice of the Republic of Texas Supreme Court, 1841-45. He continued as district judge during statehood, retiring in 1863. A Mason, he was Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Texas.
It was perhaps as a Baptist leader that Baylor received his greatest recognition. Converted to Christianity in 1839, he helped found the Texas Baptist Education Society in 1841. With W.M. Tryon and J.G. Thomas, he worked to start a Baptist university. Chartered in 1845 as Baylor University, it opened at Independence the following year and included a female department later chartered separately as Baylor Female College. Baylor served as a trustee for both institutions and taught law classes, accepting no pay for teaching.
Judge R.E.B. Baylor died on Dec. 30, 1873, with burial here
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13679.)
Location. 30° 18.95′ N, 96° 20.72′ W. Marker is near Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Lueckemeyer Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baylor University for Boys (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baylor University on Windmill Hill (about 400 feet away); General Sam Houston (about 500 feet away); Old Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Houston-Lea Family Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Also see . . . Baylor, Robert Emmett Bledsoe. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
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