Barrington Plantation

Barrington Plantation (HM2F18)

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N 30° 16.586', W 96° 12.463'

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Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, bought 1,107 acres here from M. Austin Bryan in 1844. This site, named "Barrington" for Jones' birthplace in Massachusetts, was the "White House of Texas" from 1844-46. By 1845 Jones had built two dwellings, a kitchen, office, smokehouse, and stables. After Jones' leadership in the annexation of Texas to the U.S. in 1846, he retired here to become a gentleman farmer. Other buildings were added in 1847. Jones sold the plantation in 1857. The house was moved to Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park in 1936.
HM NumberHM2F18
Year Placed1996
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 768612 N 3352718
Decimal Degrees30.27643333, -96.20771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.586', W 96° 12.463'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 35.16" N, 96° 12' 27.78" W
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