Independence. Settled in 1824. Named in 1836 to commemorate Texas independence. Important early-day town. Baylor University began here, 1845. Residence of family of Gen. Sam Houston, Texas hero, 1853-1867. Mrs. Houston is buried here. Confederate Quartermaster Sub-depot, 1864. Many historic sites marked. #8357

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Nicolas Henderson on Flickr
Darryl Pearson on Wikimedia Commons
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Sam Houston's Camp. #4504
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Sam Houston's First Home in Texas. #15904
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