“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Site of the Home of Josiah Hughes Bell

1791 - 1838

Site of the home of Josiah Hughes Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debbie A. Sutherland, November 20, 2011
1. Site of the home of Josiah Hughes Bell Marker
Inscription. One of the “Old Three Hundred” who came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin in 1821 • First alcade (sic, alcalde) of Austin's Colony • On this tract of 6,642 acres, granted him in 1824, was later built the town of Columbia, First Capital of the Republic
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9526.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 7.775′ N, 95° 38.767′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from South Columbia Drive (State Highway 36) north of Reid Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Columbia Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Columbia United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Columbia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Columbia Rosenwald School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Columbia - The First Capital of The Republic of Texas (approx. one mile away); Near Site of First Capitol of the Republic of Texas (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); M.L. Weems House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
Also see . . .  Bell, Josiah Hughes. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on February 18, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2012, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 63 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 18, 2012, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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