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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Freeport, 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 (173) Fort Bend County, TX (94) Galveston County, TX (337) Harris County, TX (432) Matagorda County, TX (109) Wharton County, TX (50)  BrazoriaCounty(173) Brazoria County (173)  FortBendCounty(94) Fort Bend County (94)  GalvestonCounty(337) Galveston County (337)  HarrisCounty(432) Harris County (432)  MatagordaCounty(109) Matagorda County (109)  WhartonCounty(50) Wharton County (50)
Angleton is the county seat for Brazoria County
Freeport is in Brazoria County
      Brazoria County (173)  
      Fort Bend County (94)  
      Galveston County (337)  
      Harris County (432)  
      Matagorda County (109)  
      Wharton County (50)  
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1 Texas, 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
2 Texas, 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
3 Texas, 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
4 Texas, 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
5 Texas, 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
6 Texas, Brazoria County, Freeport — 17454 — Hudgins Cemetery
Established circa 1853 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001Map (db m173109) HM
7 Texas, 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
8 Texas, 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
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9 Texas, 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
10 Texas, 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
11 Texas, 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
12 Texas, 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
13 Texas, 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
14 Texas, 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
15 Texas, 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
16 Texas, 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
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Jun. 5, 2023