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Barrington Plantation

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, March 3, 2019
1. Barrington Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, bought 1,107 acres here from M. Austin Bryan in 1844. This site, named "Barrington" for Jones' birthplace in Massachusetts, was the "White House of Texas" from 1844-46. By 1845 Jones had built two dwellings, a kitchen, office, smokehouse, and stables. After Jones' leadership in the annexation of Texas to the U.S. in 1846, he retired here to become a gentleman farmer. Other buildings were added in 1847. Jones sold the plantation in 1857. The house was moved to Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park in 1936.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8296.)
 
Location. 30° 16.586′ N, 96° 12.463′ W. Marker is near Washington, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Whitman Road 0.7 miles south of Bosse Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington TX 77880, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Robinson, Sr. (approx. 4.6 miles away); Washington-on-the-Brazos (approx. 4.6 miles away);
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By Brian Anderson, March 3, 2019
2. Barrington Plantation Marker
George Campbell Childress (approx. 4.6 miles away); Washington County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (approx. 8.7 miles away); Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson (approx. 8.7 miles away); Baylor University for Boys (approx. 8.7 miles away); Baylor University on Windmill Hill (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Barrington - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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