“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in East Columbia, 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 (110) Galveston County, TX (338) Harris County, TX (440) Matagorda County, TX (109) Wharton County, TX (50)  BrazoriaCounty(174) Brazoria County (174)  FortBendCounty(110) Fort Bend County (110)  GalvestonCounty(338) Galveston County (338)  HarrisCounty(440) Harris County (440)  MatagordaCounty(109) Matagorda County (109)  WhartonCounty(50) Wharton County (50)
Angleton is the county seat for Brazoria County
East Columbia is in Brazoria County
      Brazoria County (174)  
      Fort Bend County (110)  
      Galveston County (338)  
      Harris County (440)  
      Matagorda County (109)  
      Wharton County (50)  
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1 Texas, 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
2 Texas, 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
3 Texas, 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
4 Texas, 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 m182812) HM
5 Texas, 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
6 Texas, 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
7 Texas, 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
8 Texas, 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
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9 Texas, 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
10 Texas, 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
11 Texas, 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
12 Texas, Brazoria County, East Columbia — 9615 — The Nash-Wright House
One of oldest houses surviving in Stephen F. Austin colony town of Bell's Landing (East Columbia), founded 1823 by Josiah H. Bell. Earliest part of this house was built about 1847 on cedar pole framing by George Lewis Nash, who lived here with his . . . Map (db m182810) HM
13 Texas, 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
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Oct. 3, 2023