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. On F.M. 50, just south of F.M. 390.
This park marks the site of the old Baylor University, chartered in 1845. Today, only the main building's columns and ruins of the kitchen remain. The home of John P. Coles, one of the original "Old 300" settlers in Stephen F. Austin's colony, was relocated here (open select weekends in March--Ap...
Notables buried here include Sam Houston Jr., Moses Austin Bryan, the Hoxey family and veterans of U.S. wars from the American Revolution through World War II. Northwest of town on Coles Road, just west of McCrocklin Road.
A granite marker for this site stands 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 of Independence offers attractive scenery and vistas. It is very colorful during bluebonnet season in early April.
Sam Houston was converted and baptized here at the 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 and local travel information are available. 10405 F.M. 50....
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