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Near Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Houston-Lea Family Cemetery

 
 
Houston-Lea Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 11, 2018
1. Houston-Lea Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. When the widow of Sam Houston died of yellow fever during the epidemic of 1867, the danger of contagion made it impossible to carry her to Huntsville for burial beside her husband. She lies here, with her mother, Mrs. Nancy Lea, near the sites of their last homes and the old church they both loved.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8353.)
 
Location. 30° 19.191′ N, 96° 20.802′ W. Marker is near Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 50 and La Bahia Trail East (Farm to Market Road 390), on the right when traveling north on Highway 50. 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. Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (here, next to this marker); Old Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson (approx. mile away); General Sam Houston (approx. mile away); Baylor University for Boys
Houston-Lea Family Cemetery Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 11, 2018
2. Houston-Lea Family Cemetery Marker Area
(approx. mile away); Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baylor University on Windmill Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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