James Briton "Brit" Bailey

James Briton "Brit" Bailey (HM1QHZ)

Location: Angleton, TX 77515 Brazoria County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 8.777', W 95° 31.354'

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(1779-1833)

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 the local militia. Fought in battles preceding 1836 Texas Revolution.

At his request he was buried standing up, facing west, gun at side so no one could look down on him, even in death.
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HM NumberHM1QHZ
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Marker Number9523
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker Condition
4 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 254606 N 3226824
Decimal Degrees29.14628333, -95.52256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 8.777', W 95° 31.354'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 8' 46.62" N, 95° 31' 21.24" W
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Area Code(s)713, 979, 281
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1960 Jimmy Phillips Blvd, Angleton TX 77515, US
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The seal at the top of the marker is missing. It talks about Mr. Bailey but it’s not clear if he’s actually buried there. If he is, it’s in an unmarked grave.

Jun 15, 2018 at 1:34pm PDT by carpdano

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