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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brazoria County, Texas

 
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Adjacent to Brazoria County, Texas
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1Texas (Brazoria County), Alvin — 9530 — Birchfield - McCown House
Built by A. J. Birchfield, first editor of Alvin "Sun", 1894. Often a storm refuge, house kept over 100 safe in famed 1900 coastal hurricane. Leading townspeople -- Greer, Carleton, Finger, and McCown families -- have owned this 12-room Victorian . . . Map (db m173566) HM
2Texas (Brazoria County), Alvin — Confederate Cemetery
The John A. Wharton Camp of Confederate Veterans purchased cemetery land June 27, 1898 and more in 1903 and 1927. The total is about 15 acres. 37 Confederate veterans are buried here. On Feb. 11, 1919 F. E. Acton, Y. M. Edwards, E. G. Ward, W. . . . Map (db m50164) HM
3Texas (Brazoria County), Alvin — 9549 — Confederate Cemetery
Established in the 1890's by John A. Wharton Camp, U. C. V.; burial ground for Confederate veterans and families. After increase of acreage, use of cemetery was extended to public. Veterans of 4 wars; 1900 hurricane victims as well as prominent . . . Map (db m110259) HM
4Texas (Brazoria County), Alvin — 9550 — Cummings - Smith House
After the Galveston hurricane of 1900 destroyed his home, banker-investor Oscar Smith Cummings (1866-1941) hired contractors Booth and Bigler to salvage the materials and build this Victorian residence in 1900-01. Oscar Smith, owner of a local . . . Map (db m173567) HM
5Texas (Brazoria County), Alvin — 9561 — First Methodist Church of Alvin
A Methodist circuit-riding minister, the Reverend Peter Nicholson, founded the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Alvin in 1881. Early worship services were held in the homes of its members and in the local railroad station. The first church . . . Map (db m173531) HM
6Texas (Brazoria County), Alvin — 9562 — First Presbyterian Church of Alvin
The history of this congregation can be traced to 1890. Many families moved to Alvin at that time to take advantage of economic opportunities offered by the surrounding agricultural development. Among the new citizens were a number of . . . Map (db m173532) HM
7Texas (Brazoria County), Alvin — 12421 — Old City Cemetery
First cemetery in Alvin. Acquired by city in 1892. Oldest legible inscription (1889) marks grave of pioneer and Civil War veteran G. W. Durant. Many early settlers are buried here, as are several victims of 1900 hurricane. Name changed to Oak Park . . . Map (db m173655) HM
8Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 1895 Brazoria County Courthouse Column
This stone is an original column from the 1895 Brazoria County Courthouse located in Brazoria, Texas. Column donated by Mr. A. T. "Tom" Covert in memory of his beloved wife Georgia City of Angleton Centennial Time Capsule 1892 - 1992 Placed May . . . Map (db m173354) HM
9Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 11961 — Angleton Independent School District
On September 5, 1892, two Angleton residents donated one of the original town blocks near this site to the city for school purposes. Citizens contributed two hundred dollars for a frame building to house the first classes for Angleton students and . . . Map (db m129301) HM
10Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — Brazoria County Ring Of Honor
Flagpole stone, outward-facing side: Dedicated To The Members Of The Armed Forces From Brazoria County Who Gave Their Lives In Service Of Their Country To fallen soldiers let us sing, Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing, Our broken . . . Map (db m173310) HM
11Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 9559 — First Baptist Church of Angleton
The First Baptist Church of Angleton was established in 1896 with Joseph Matthew Kailin as pastor. A hurricane in 1900 destroyed the sanctuary. Members met in borrowed facilities until 1911 when a new church building was erected. The congregation . . . Map (db m173320) HM
12Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 13294 — First Missionary Baptist Church of Angleton
Angleton's First Missionary Baptist Church organized in 1898, when it primarily served African American field hands and tenant farmers from the surrounding agricultural area. In 1905, under the direction of the Rev. Hamp Evans, congregants built . . . Map (db m173322) HM
13Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 15821 — Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
On April 12, 1898, Rt. Rev. G. H. Kinsolving, Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, visited Angleton to preach a sermon at the Methodist church at the invitation of an Episcopal Sunday School founded in 1897. While in Angleton, he also . . . Map (db m173308) HM
14Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 9533 — Old Brazoria County Courthouse
Angleton's first permanent courthouse was built in 1897, a year after the city was chosen Brazoria County seat. Constructed from plans originally drawn for the Matagorda County courthouse, the structure was enlarged and extensively remodeled in . . . Map (db m120661) HM
15Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 13337 — Robert J. Calder
Robert James Calder was born in 1810 to James H. and Jane E. (Caldwell) Calder in Baltimore, Maryland. His father died when he was a child, and Robert and his mother moved to Kentucky, where he was raised in part by his mother's family. They moved . . . Map (db m120660) HM
16Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 9595 — Sheriff Joe H. Snow(1872-1920)
Born in West Columbia, Texas. Married; had one son. Served as justice of the peace, Precinct 2, 1900-1912. Was appointed deputy sheriff of Brazoria County in 1913; elected sheriff in 1918; reelected for an additional 2-year term. Was killed in . . . Map (db m173307) HM
17Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — Sugar Kettle
Brazoria County was the leading sugar producing county in Texas in the 1840's & 1850's. Sugar cane was grown and processed in sugar mills on large plantations using slave labor. After the cane was ground and the juice was extracted, the cane . . . Map (db m173315) HM
18Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 9599 — Sweeny Home
Tennessee native Rees P. Sweeny (1856-1937) constructed this raised Victorian house in 1896, the year Angleton became the seat of government for Brazoria County. The county's tax collector from the early 1890s to 1902, Sweeny moved here as part of . . . Map (db m173309) HM
19Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Commemorating Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986 Brazoria County Chairman Mrs. C. C. KirkpatrickMap (db m173318) HM WM
20Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — The Brazos Lighthouse
This structure is the turret from the Brazos Lighthouse erected near the mouth of the Brazos River in 1895-1896 to aid navigation through the newly constructed jetties into the river. Light originally came from an oil lamp producing 35,000 . . . Map (db m173314) HM
21Texas (Brazoria County), Arcola — 15210 — Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry, an early area settler, was born in 1791 in Mississippi. He came to Texas in 1832 with his wife Eliza Whitehead and two sons. He was widowed and in 1833 married Louisa Ann Morton. They had four children and lived on her inherited land . . . Map (db m155640) HM
22Texas (Brazoria County), Arcola — 15315 — Duke Community
In 1824, Old Three-Hundred settlers David Fitzgerald, Thomas Barnett and Moses Shipman received land grants in this area. Fitzgerald fought at Anahuac in 1832; Barnett signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. This location on the northeastern . . . Map (db m155639) HM
23Texas (Brazoria County), Arcola — 14673 — The Fitzgerald and Fenn Families
David Fitzgerald, a veteran of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, came to Texas from Georgia in 1821.His son-in-law, Eli Fenn, followed in 1832. Fenn served during the Texas Revolution and signed the 1837 petition for the creation of . . . Map (db m155638) HM
24Texas (Brazoria County), Bailey's Prairie — 9524 — "Brit" Bailey Plantation(Extending Southwest)
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 . . . Map (db m92231) HM
25Texas (Brazoria County), Bailey's Prairie — 9523 — James Briton "Brit" Bailey(1779-1833)
Pioneer Texan noted for his courage, integrity, and eccentric behavior. Came to Texas in 1818 with wife and six children. He settled on what came to be "Bailey's Prairie". Joined Stephen F. Austin's colony, 1824. Bailey became a captain in . . . Map (db m92233) HM
26Texas (Brazoria County), Bailey's Prairie — 9577 — Munson Cemetery
In 1850, Mordello Stephen Munson (born in Liberty County in 1825)—son of Henry William Munson (born 1793), a member of Austin's colony—set aside this burial tract for his family and friends. It was at Ridgely Plantation, on Bailey's . . . Map (db m92234) HM
27Texas (Brazoria County), Bonney — 9568 — Albert Sidney Johnston(February 2, 1803 - April 6, 1862)
Kentucky native Albert Sidney Johnston graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1826. He was assigned to posts in New York and Missouri, and served in the Black Hawk War in 1832. He resigned his commission in 1834 to return to . . . Map (db m91921) HM
28Texas (Brazoria County), Bonney — Homesite of General Albert Sidney Johnston
Home site of General Albert Sidney Johnston Texas patriot - Confederate hero Erected by San Jacinto Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Robert E. Lee, Oran M. Roberts and Jefferson Davis Chapters United Daughters of the . . . Map (db m129402) HM
29Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9531 — Brazoria Bridge
The town of Brazoria began in 1828 as a port and trading center in Stephen F. Austin’s colony. Partially burned in 1836 during the Texas Revolution, it rebuilt and served as county seat until 1897. To escape floods and to enjoy a better life, the . . . Map (db m90103) HM
30Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — Brazoria Fallen Heroes Memorial
Brazoria has been home to many heroes. This memorial is dedicated to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. They have built, protected and honored our fair city unlike any other. Commend their deeds, honor their sacrifice . . . Map (db m90102) WM
31Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9534 — Brazoria Townsite
Established in 1828 by John Austin, friend of Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas". Site of tavern of Jane Long, widow of Dr. John Long, who had tried in 1819 to free Texas from Spain. Port, social center, market for colony burned by enemy during . . . Map (db m167907) HM
32Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9544 — Cedar Lake Salt Works
Built in Confederate Texas in 1861-1862. Furnished essential salt to army and civilians. Raided by landing parties of Federals from Gulf ships, Nov. 27, 1862, lost buildings, 22 kettles, 4 large boilers. 10 tons of salt in hide bags was partly . . . Map (db m173948) HM
33Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9525 — Don Carlos Barrett
A member of the General Council of the provisional government of Texas and by that body elected Judge Advocate General of the army with the rank of Colonel, 1835 Born in Vermont June 22, 1788 Died in Texas May 19, 1838Map (db m167917) HM
34Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 17059 — Dr. Sofie Deligath Herzog
Austrian-born Sofie Deligath (1846-1925) wed Dr. Moriz Herzog at the age of 14 and in 1878 emigrated with her family to the U.S., where she attended the Eclectic Medical College of the City of New York in May 1895. After the death of her husband, . . . Map (db m167910) HM
35Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 17665 — First Presbyterian Church of Brazoria
The Presbyterian denomination has been active in Brazoria since the 1830's. They worshipped together with the Episcopal and Methodist congregations in the Union Church, built around 1853 in Brazoria. Following the destruction of the church in the . . . Map (db m167906) HM
36Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — Henry Smith
(South Face of Monument) Henry Smith was born in Kentucky, May Twentieth 1788, came to Texas in 1827 and settled in what is now Brazoria County which he regarded as his home until his death. He was severely wounded in the Battle of . . . Map (db m90101) HM
37Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — History of Paradise Memorial Cemetery
Paradise Memorial Cemetery was organized as a public cemetery in 1968 in Brazoria, Texas. It was named by Rev. Robert George Marshall who was the driving force in securing land for the cemetery. Paradise Memorial Cemetery is located on County . . . Map (db m172853) HM
38Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9570 — Levi Jordan Plantation
Home built 1848-1851 by slave labor; materials came by sea, Florida to Velasco, and up the San Bernard River. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967Map (db m173101) HM
39Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9573 — Masonic Oak
Site of Organization, March 1835, the First Masonic Lodge in Texas, Holland Lodge, Brazoria. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966Map (db m167902) HM
40Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — Masonic Oak
Here on a day in March 1835, Brothers Anson Jones, John H. Wharton, Asa Brigham, J.A.E. Phelps, Alex Russell, and J.P. Caldwell met and resolved to petition the Grand Lodge of Louisiana for a dispensation to form a lodge of Freemasons. Their . . . Map (db m167942) HM
41Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9574 — McCroskey-Stringfellow House
A tanner, John McCroskey came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300". He built this home in compliance with the terms of his 1824 land grant. Later owners remodeled the structure. Oliver Jones, the owner in 1849-50, was chairman of a . . . Map (db m173103) HM
42Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9532 — Old Brazoria Cemetery
Site given to Brazoria in 1827 by government of Mexico as cemetery for Catholics; thus was open to all residents, as all Austin Colony settlers were legally Catholics. By 1930, this was full, and new cemetery was opened. Most pioneer families have . . . Map (db m173172) HM
43Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9572 — Site of Jane Long's Tavern
Jane Herbert Wilkinson (1798-1880) was born in Maryland and moved to Natchez, Mississippi, in 1812. There in 1815 she married physician and soldier James Long (c.1793-1822). Jane was granted land in Austin's Colony in 1827, and opened a boarding . . . Map (db m173174) HM
44Texas (Brazoria County), Brazoria — 9522 — Site of the Home of John Austin
Member of Long's Expedition in 1819 · Pioneer Settler in Austin's Colony · Alcalde of Brazoria, 1832 · Commander at the Battle of Velasco · Signer of the Turtle Bayou Resolutions · Died in 1833Map (db m167903) HM
45Texas (Brazoria County), Clute — 9521 — Dr. Branch Tanner Archer
President of the Consultation, 1835 · Texas Commissioner to the United States in 1835-1836 · Archer County was named in his honor · Born in Virginia, 1790 · · Died September 22, 1856 Grand Master of Masons in Texas December 25, 1838 to December . . . Map (db m172705) HM
46Texas (Brazoria County), Clute — 9557 — Eagle Island Plantation
"Eagle Island Plantation," Site of the Home of Sarah Ann Groce Wharton (1810-1878) and William Harris Wharton (1806-1839) Member of the Convention of Texas, 1832 President of the Convention of 1833 Member of the Senate of the Republic of . . . Map (db m172706) HM
47Texas (Brazoria County), Clute — 14211 — Mammoth Lake
Mammoth Lake, formerly a cavernous sand pit, has had a vital influence on the development of Clute and the surrounding area. In prehistoric times, nomadic Native American tribes lived in this region, hunting abundant game that thrived near the . . . Map (db m171534) HM
48Texas (Brazoria County), Clute — 9614 — William Harris Wharton
Participated in the Battle of Velasco, 1832 · Member of the Convention of Texas, 1832 · President of the Convention of 1833 · Minister of the United States, 1836-1837 · Member of the 5th Congress of the Republic · Born in Virginia, 1806 · Died . . . Map (db m172703) HM
49Texas (Brazoria County), Damon — 9556 — Abraham Darst
Emigrated to Texas from Missouri in 1827 as an Austin Colonist • Participated in the Battle of Velasco, 1832 • Five of his sons were in the Army of Texas in 1836 • Born May 14, 1786 • Died in December, 1833 Erected by the State of Texas . . . Map (db m158869) HM
50Texas (Brazoria County), Damon — 9551 — Damon Cemetery
One of oldest cemeteries in Brazoria County. Started Dec.13, 1837, with burial of Sylvester Winn Damon, a relative, on the 1829 land grant of Abraham Darst, Austin Colony settler. Use of this burial ground was begun within a year of founding of . . . Map (db m158850) HM
51Texas (Brazoria County), Damon — 9555 — Edmund Calloway Darst
A San Jacinto Veteran Born in Missouri 1815 Died in 1838 Erected by the State of Texas 1936Map (db m158863) HM
52Texas (Brazoria County), Damon — 9552 — Samuel Damon
Born in Massachusetts. Came to Texas in 1831. Served in Texas Revolution at Siege of Bexar as Wagonmaster for Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas". Stole the bells of Mission Concepcion (Property of Mexico, Texas' enemy) to melt into bullets. Also . . . Map (db m158873) HM
53Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — "Columbia Blues"
Bates' Fourth Regiment Texas Volunteers Thirteenth Texas Infantry Brown's Thirty-Fifth Texas Cavalry On October 5, 1861, in Columbia, Texas (now East Columbia), men from this area organized the "Columbia Blues". They were mustered into . . . Map (db m161542) HM
54Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9518 — Aldridge - Smith House
This local landmark was built between 1837 and 1841 for William Aldridge, a farmer and large landholder. After a 10-year ownership by merchant, Henry Hansen, the house was sold to J.H. Dance and Co., a construction firm that supplied arms to the . . . Map (db m49717) HM
55Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9528 — Bell's Landing
Founded 1823 as Brazos River landing for Josiah H. Bell's plantation. Townsite of Marion laid out in 1824. Later named East Columbia. Army enlistment point and ferrying dock during Texas Revolution. Key river port and trade center during Republic of . . . Map (db m89323) HM
56Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9529 — Bethel Presbyterian Church
Bethel Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest in Texas, was organized June 13, 1840. Land and original church given by Mrs. J. H. Bell. New church acquired, 1932. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966Map (db m173044) HM
57Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9553 — Dance Gun Shop
Near site of Dance Gun Shop. Started on Brazos River in 1850 by brothers J.H., George, and David Dance. Shop produced guns which helped arm the Confederacy during Civil War, 1861-65. The firearms were noted for precision. Shop also made machinery . . . Map (db m49712) HM
58Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — East Columbia Historic District
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1991Map (db m164592) HM
59Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 14761 — James & Selina Phillips House
James Price Phillips, descendant of a Brazoria County Old 300 family, married Selina Harris Lee in 1911. They had four children, and Price built this house for his wife to commemorate the birth of their youngest child, Oliver Wendel, in 1920. The . . . Map (db m173075) HM
60Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9613 — M.L. Weems House
This Greek revival house was built about 1847 by Dr. Mason Locke Weems II, the first of a succession of Weems family physicians to live here. The house features a center passage plan and raised cottage form. Details on the six-bay inset porch . . . Map (db m49714) HM
61Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9578 — Site of Carry Nation's Hotel
During a brief and troubled time in her life, Carry Amelia Moore Nation (1846-1911) operated the "Old Columbia Hotel" on this site about 1880. She later achieved fame as a hatchet-wielding crusader against the use of alcoholic drink and tobacco. . . . Map (db m89328) HM
62Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9601 — Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin
John Sweeny, Sr. (d. 1855) moved his family from Tennessee to Brazoria County, Texas, about 1833. With the help of slaves, he cleared his land and established a large plantation. This log cabin, originally located about 9 miles southwest of this . . . Map (db m49709) HM
63Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9612 — The Ammon Underwood House
A structure erected in noted old river port town of Marion in Republic of Texas era. First portion, of hand-hewn cedar, was built about 1835 by colonist Thomas W. Nibbs. Merchant-civic leader-soldier Ammon Underwood (1810-87) bought and enlarged . . . Map (db m49707) HM
64Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 12937 — Tyler-Bryan-Weems House
Ariadne O. Gautier (1834-1910) came from Florida to this part of Texas in 1841 with her parents. Her father, Dr. Peter Gautier, Jr., joined other Texans in turning back an invading Mexican army in 1842. In 1855, Ariadne married Clinton Lucretius . . . Map (db m49716) HM
65Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9539 — Bryan Mound
During the first decade of the 20th century, mining engineers discovered sufficient quantities of sulphur deposits at Bryan Mound to lead to the organization of the Texas Freeport Sulphur Co. in 1912. The commercial production of sulphur at Bryan . . . Map (db m169695) HM
66Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 23389 — Colonel Robert M. Coleman
Erected by the State of Texas in memory of Colonel Robert M. Coleman Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence Aide-de-Camp to General Sam Houston at San Jacinto Colonel of the First Regiment of Texas Rangers Born in Kentucky in . . . Map (db m173991) HM
67Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9606 — Four Miles Southeast to the Original Town of Velasco
Landing place of the "Lively" First vessel bringing immigrants to Austin's colony in 1821. There the Battle of Velasco, between Texas colonists and Mexican troops, was fought June 26, 1832. A treaty of peace between Texas and Mexico was signed . . . Map (db m167496) HM
68Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9563 — Freeport National Bank — (Freeport Sulphur Company Building) —
The Freeport Sulphur Company was instrumental in the founding and early development of the city of Freeport and the region. It was incorporated on July 12, 1912, and then organized the Freeport Townsite Company with the purpose of developing a city . . . Map (db m96295) HM
69Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — Freeport Veterans Memorial Park
To all veterans past and present who have defended our country and preserved our liberties. Dedicated November 10, 2007Map (db m173327) HM
70Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 17454 — Hudgins Cemetery
Established circa 1853 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001Map (db m173109) HM
71Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — In Memory of those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - World War I - World War II - Korean Conflict
Brannen, Carl A. Jr. · Perrin, Ralph L. · Clement, James T. · Ramsay, Charles L. · Davis, Michael D. · Raney, Ray W. · Davidson, Frank · Rogers, John C · Davilla, Albert · Ross, Allen L. · Edgar, Noel J. · Silvey, Jesse · Hanson, Ralph . . . Map (db m172468) WM
72Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 12420 — Old OaklandPlantation
Founded 1828 by Henry Wm. Munson, who bought site from Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas. This land joined Peach Point Plantation, Austin's home. Munson, one of Texans in uprising over injustices at Anahuac and Velasco in 1832, died in yellow fever . . . Map (db m96310) HM
73Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 17999 — Schuster Home
The Schuster home was built in 1917 on land purchased by George Schuster in 1915. This land was part of the Freeport town site. The home was built primarily by George Schuster’s sons, Manuel, Henry, and Joe, all experienced carpenters. The . . . Map (db m170449) HM
74Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — Schuster House1130 West 2nd Street — Freeport, Texas —
Freeport, Texas, was founded November, 1912, by the Freeport Sulphur Company. Among the families who gravitated to Freeport from the old city of Velasco was George Schuster, his wife Maria Theresa Beer and their twelve children. Land for the home . . . Map (db m170463) HM
75Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 11766 — Site of San Luis
Located on an island owned by Stephen F. Austin in 1832, the town of San Luis was established by the early 1830s. In 1836 the Follett family opened a boardinghouse and established a ferry service between Galveston and Brazoria County. Developers . . . Map (db m71624) HM
76Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9604 — Site of Town of Old Velasco
One of oldest Texas towns. Port of entry for over 25,000 settlers, 1821-1835. Scene of first armed conflict leading to Texas Revolution, 1832. In mid-1800s, resort place for wealthy plantation families. Declined after the Civil War and 1875 . . . Map (db m167498) HM
77Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9608 — Velasco Cemetery
In 1891 Brazos Investment Company dedicated these 2.5 acres as the only public cemetery in the county, except for an early slave graveyard, Clute. The deed calls for usage without charge for plots. Earliest grave marker 1893. Maintained by Velasco . . . Map (db m169693) HM
78Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9609 — Velasco Lodge No. 757, A.F. & A.M.
A part of Brazoria County history for more than a century, Velasco Lodge No. 757, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, was granted a charter from the Grand Lodge of Texas on December 8, 1893. R. E. Murrell served as First Worshipful Master. The . . . Map (db m169457) HM
79Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9610 — Velasco Methodist Church
Methodist circuit riding ministers were conducting worship services in the Velasco area as early as the 1830's. After the original townsite was destroyed in the hurricane of 1875 a new one developed further inland. Led by the Rev. John L. . . . Map (db m169456) HM
80Texas (Brazoria County), Freeport — 9543 — William Jarvis Cannan(December 23, 1808 - September 24, 1881)
A Republic of Texas soldier during War for Independence. Born in Edgefield, S. C.; came to Texas in 1835. Entering army, he fought in famed victory of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. He received headright and bounty lands in Brazoria, San Patricio, . . . Map (db m173108) HM
81Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9569 — Battle of Jones Creek
Fought by Texan army of 23 men under Capt. Randal Jones (1786-1873), sent out 1824 by Stephen F. Austin to the Lower Brazos to fight cannibal Karankawa Indians. Scouts found the camp here. Attack at dawn found Indians ready with spears. Jones’ . . . Map (db m90241) HM
82Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9558 — Ellerslie Plantation
John Greenville McNeel came to Texas in 1822 with his parents and brothers. Each of the men received land grants from the Mexican government as members of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colony. Located near this site was the Ellerslie . . . Map (db m9453) HM
83Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9584 — Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry(1795 - 1851)
Born near Austinville, Virginia, as was her brother Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836), Emily moved with her father Moses Austin (1761-1821) and mother Maria Brown Austin (1768-1824) to Missouri in 1798. The family operated lead mines there and . . . Map (db m90628) HM
84Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — General Stephen Fuller Austin
. . . Map (db m90626) HM
85Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9565 — Gulf Prairie
Pioneer Cemetery. Originally part of Peach Point Plantation. Used by descendants of James Franklin Perry and wife, Emily Austin Bryan Perry, Stephen F. Austin’s sister, and by the community since 1829. In 1836, Austin, the “Father of . . . Map (db m90591) HM
86Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9576 — Henry William Munson(January 15, 1793 - October 6, 1833)
Heroic early Texas soldier. Fought in Battle of the Medina, near San Antonio, 1813. Returned east afterward, but moved to Texas as a colonist in 1824. Fought on behalf of Mexico to quell Fredonian Rebellion, 1827; but against Santa Anna’s agents . . . Map (db m90589) HM
87Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9585 — James Franklin Perry(September 19, 1790 - September 13, 1853)
A native of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, James Franklin Perry moved to Potosi, Missouri, in 1808. He joined the mercantile business of his relatives Samuel and John Perry, and became a partner in 1818. While living in Potosi, Perry met and . . . Map (db m90627) HM
88Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9537 — Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A.1821-1901
Born in Missouri. Rode a mule to Texas in 1831 to join his uncle, Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas. A private in Texas War for Independence. Legislator, congressman, member of Texas Secession Convention. Enlisted as a private in the Civil War, but . . . Map (db m53084) HM
89Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9541 — Major James Peckham Caldwell(January 6, 1793 - November 16, 1856)
Adjutant of the Texas army in Battle of Velasco, June 26, 1832. Wounded there, he was guarding civilians at time Texas won independence in Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. A bosom friend of Stephen F. Austin, Caldwell received land . . . Map (db m90590) HM
90Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9536 — Major Reuben R. Brown(February 3, 1808 - March 2, 1894)
In Texas War for Independence, joined Matamoros expedition of January 1836. In detachment that captured horses of Gen. Urrea of Mexican army, Brown was made captive in a counterattack, and spent 11 months in prison in Mexico, but finally escaped. . . . Map (db m90602) HM
91Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9581 — Peach Point
. . . Map (db m90243) HM
92Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 11964 — Site of Crosby's Landing
Thomas Phillip Crosby (1799-1860) came to Texas from New York in 1830. After surveying sections of land along the Colorado River in 1830, he settled on this tract along the Brazos River with an eye toward building a landing for lower Brazos River . . . Map (db m172701) HM
93Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9596 — Stringfellow Ranch
Born at Old Brazoria, Robert Edward Lee Stringfellow (1866-1941) began his career on a cattle ranch at the age of 14. Soon he acquired his own herd. He opened a Velasco meat market in 1890 and provided beef for workers building jetties at the . . . Map (db m90644) HM
94Texas (Brazoria County), Jones Creek — 9538 — William Joel Bryan(December 14, 1815 - March 3, 1903)
Grandson of Moses Austin, whose dream of Anglo-American colony changed course of Texas history. Came to Texas with his mother and stepfather in 1831; served in Texas army from 1835 to 1838. A highly successful planter, he was instrumental in . . . Map (db m111119) HM
95Texas (Brazoria County), Lake Jackson — Abner Jackson Plantation
Born in Virginia, Major Jackson came to Texas in 1838. His first successful plantation, 1839-1842 was Retrieve Plantation, now Retrieve prison (farm). Here he set up a sugar mill with a double set of kettles. In 1842, Jackson developed land which . . . Map (db m171415) HM
96Texas (Brazoria County), Lake Jackson — 12847 — Joseph H. Hawkins
Joseph H. Hawkins Native Virginian Joseph H. Hawkins practiced law in Kentucky, where he served as state legislator and U.S. congressman before moving to New Orleans. There he befriended Stephen F. Austin, who was broke and reluctant to complete . . . Map (db m167943) HM
97Texas (Brazoria County), Lake Jackson — 9535 — The Brazos Canal
Chartered in 1841, the Brazos Canal Company was the result of local landowners' efforts to build canals to connect inland plantations to Gulf shipping ports. Construction began in 1847 on a canal, referred to locally as the "slave ditch" because . . . Map (db m172702) HM
98Texas (Brazoria County), Liverpool — 9571 — Liverpool Cemetery
In community founded in 1837 as Chocolate Bayou shipping point, and named for famous English port. Burials began here 1875. 3-acre cemetery site was gift of Thomas C. Nelson. In early years, part of the tract was occupied by a building used as a . . . Map (db m173658) HM
99Texas (Brazoria County), Liverpool — 11764 — Liverpool Post Office
Liverpool, officially founded in 1837, received most of its mail by boat via Galveston or Velasco before the 1840s. Warren D. C. Hall (1788-1867), a leader in the Texas revolution and former secretary of war in the Republic of Texas, became . . . Map (db m173623) HM
100Texas (Brazoria County), Liverpool — 9542 — Thomas Jefferson Callihan
A San Jacinto veteran · Born in Illinois, May 10, 1817 · Died May 31, 1880 His wife Johanne Bishoff Callihan Born in Germany, March 18, 1839 · Died March 1, 1925Map (db m173659) HM

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