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

Robert Starke Armistead

(November 5, 1800 - June 14, 1866)

 
 
Robert Starke Armistead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 20, 2015
1. Robert Starke Armistead Marker
Inscription. A native of North Carolina, Robert Starke Armistead moved with his family to Alabama in 1818. He married Ann Sylvesta Carney in 1826 and they came to Texas in 1835. Armistead served in the Republic of Texas army in 1836 and with forces defending San Antonio during the Vasquez invasion in 1842. He was a charter trustee of Baylor University in 1845. Settling in Washington County, the Armisteads operated a large agricultural enterprise and in 1863 adopted a daughter, Sallie. Robert and Ann are buried nearby in a family cemetery on land once a part of their farm.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8290.)
 
Location. 30° 14.42′ N, 96° 26.557′ W. Marker is near Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on State Highway 36 south of Jungle Lane, on the right when traveling north. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Affleck (approx. 2 miles away); Waul's Texas Legion Campsite (approx. 2.7 miles away); La Bahia Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); Glenblythe Plantation, Home of Thomas Affleck
Location of Robert Starke Armistead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 20, 2015
2. Location of Robert Starke Armistead Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Gideon Lincecum (approx. 5.3 miles away); Washington County C. S. A. (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bassett and Bassett Banking House (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Brenham Maifest (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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