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Barrington Plantation

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Chappell Hill, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 16' 34.831776", -96° 12' 22.566852"
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    Anson Jones, the last president of the , 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.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Barrington Plantation Historical Marker Location Map, Chappell Hill, Texas