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Bailey's Prairie in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

“Brit” Bailey Plantation

(Extending Southwest)

 
 
"Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
1. "Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker
Inscription. Established in 1818 as an individual claim by James Briton Bailey, a member later of Austin's colony. Born 1779, Bailey was tall, fearless, of Irish stock.

At his request, he was buried (1833) standing up, facing west, gun at side.

His restless ghost is said to walk this prairie.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9524.)
 
Location. 29° 8.777′ N, 95° 31.342′ W. Marker is in Bailey's Prairie, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Jimmy Phillips Boulevard (State Highway 35) and Munson Ranch Road, on the right when traveling west on Jimmy Phillips Boulevard. Touch for map. One of three marker at this roadside pull-off. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1960 Jimmy Phillips Blvd, Angleton TX 77515, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Munson Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); James Briton "Brit" Bailey (a few steps from this marker); Site of Carry Nation's Hotel (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bell's Landing (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Ammon Underwood House
"Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker and others image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 14, 2016
2. "Brit" Bailey Plantation Marker and others
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dance Gun Shop (approx. 5.8 miles away); Aldridge - Smith House (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bailey's Prairie.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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