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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29R6_robert-j-calder_Angleton-TX.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QU_old-brazoria-county-courthouse_Angleton-TX.html
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 19…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM233S_confederate-cemetery_Alvin-TX.html
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 ci…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TFB_phillips-family-cemetery-historical_West-Columbia-TX.html
Zeno Phillips, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists, acquired land here in 1829. Zeno and his brothers John Clark, Sidney, and James Ray (J.R.) Phillips, served in the Republic of Texas Army. The cemetery began with the burial of Zeno an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TFA_old-quintana-historical_Quintana-TX.html
Named for a Mexican general. Early as 1532 a thriving village. Port of entry in Republic of Texas. Strategic fort in Civil War. Industrial area, cattle and cotton shipping point, 1870-1900. Fashionable summer colony, 1884 and afterwards. Largely d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TEN_titlum-tatlum-historical_Freeport-TX.html
Nearby island, resort for fishermen, hunters, small boats. During the Civil War, 1861-65, used by such captains as H.C. Wedemeyer, a peacetime shipbuilder, as base for operations defying Federal blockade. Ships loaded with cotton entered waterw…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TEL_the-lively-historical_Surfside-Beach-TX.html
First vessel with emigrants to Austin's colony landed here December 23, 1821. The Battle of Velasco was fought here June 26, 1832. Public and secret treaties of peace between the Republic of Texas and General Santa Anna were signed here May …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TEK_freeport-national-bank-historical_Freeport-TX.html
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 cit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QI0_brit-bailey-plantation_Angleton-TX.html
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 restl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QHZ_james-briton-brit-bailey_Angleton-TX.html
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 t…
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