Features 8 acres of gardens specializing in older classes of garden roses, many brought to the area by settlers. Also find native plants, old-fashioned garden perennials, herbs and the Hairston-McKnight homestead's restored stone kitchen. Open 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sun. Cl...
This park marks the site of the old campus of Baylor University, chartered in 1845. Today, only the main building's columns and ruins of the stone kitchen remain. The home of John P. Coles, one of the original "Old 300" settlers in Stephen F. Austin's colony, was relocated and restored here (open...
Notables buried here include Sam Houston Jr., Moses Austin Bryan, the Hoxey family and veterans of all U.S. wars from the American Revolution through World War II. Northwest of town on Coles Road, just west of McCrocklin Road.
A large, granite marker for this site stands on F.M. 390 across from the entrance to the old Baylor campus. The 1863 Mrs. Sam Houston House, in the National Register of Historic Places, stands one block east of the old Baptist church on F.M. 390.
F.M. 390 east and west from Independence offers attractive scenery and exceptional vistas. It is especially colorful during bluebonnet season in early April.
F.M. 390 east and west from Independence offers attractive scenery and
exceptional vistas. It is especially colorful during bluebonnet season in early
Sam Houston was converted and baptized here at the Independence Baptist Church in 1854. The present structure, built in 1872, and a museum house artifacts dating to before the Civil War. Mrs. Sam Houston and her mother are buried nearby. Old records, family information and local travel informatio...
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