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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brazoria, Texas

Clickable Map of Brazoria County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Brazoria County, TX (174) Fort Bend County, TX (122) Galveston County, TX (338) Harris County, TX (504) Matagorda County, TX (109) Wharton County, TX (50)  BrazoriaCounty(174) Brazoria County (174)  FortBendCounty(122) Fort Bend County (122)  GalvestonCounty(338) Galveston County (338)  HarrisCounty(504) Harris County (504)  MatagordaCounty(109) Matagorda County (109)  WhartonCounty(50) Wharton County (50)
Angleton is the county seat for Brazoria County
Brazoria is in Brazoria County
      Brazoria County (174)  
      Fort Bend County (122)  
      Galveston County (338)  
      Harris County (504)  
      Matagorda County (109)  
      Wharton County (50)  
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1 Texas, 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
2 Texas, 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
3 Texas, 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
4 Texas, Brazoria County, Brazoria — 9544 — Cedar Lake Salt Works Reported missing
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
5 Texas, 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
6 Texas, 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
7 Texas, 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
8 Texas, 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
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9 Texas, 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
10 Texas, Brazoria County, Brazoria — Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway Company
Incorporated on September 1, 1856, the Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway Company was authorized to run a line from Houston to Columbia, bridge the Brazos River and extend the line to Wharton. In June, 1858 the railway company bought the seven miles . . . Map (db m180922) HM
11 Texas, 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
12 Texas, 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
13 Texas, 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
14 Texas, 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
15 Texas, 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
16 Texas, 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 m184358) HM
17 Texas, 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
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Dec. 7, 2023