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Reviewed 3 February 2018

This interesting little town was founded in 1835, was home to Baylor University (opened in 1846) and is where Sam Houston and family lived. The school was divided into men's and women's colleges with a creek running between them. The creek became known by the...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Independence, Texas, located on FM 50 between Bryan and Brenham, provides a glimpse of Texas history. In addition to Old Baylor Park, there are some old houses and monuments.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

What a cool stop. Interesting history. First university in Texas. Built in 1800's. Definitely worth a stop. Lots of old buildings. See at you own pace.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Baylor Colleges for Women & Men were located here as is the burial site of Mrs Sam Houston along with a number of older & restored buildings. If you love history you could probably fill a full day in this little Texas town. Historical markers,...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Persons interested in the history of Texas would do well to visit Independence, located on Farm Road 50 twelve miles northeast of Brenham in Washington County. Independence is where Baylor University had its start, and ruins exist from some of the buildings. In addition, there...More

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