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Taken 21-Apr-18
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Category:Travel and Places
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Keywords:Barrington Plantation, Washington County Texas Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.63 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Apr-18 15:06
Date modified21-Apr-18 15:06
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length26 mm
Focal length (35mm)39 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.9
Exposure1/80 at f/9
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Barrington Plantation

Barrington Plantation

Chappell Hill
Washington County, Texas
30 16.587' N 96 12.474' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Whitman Road and Boss Road. Go .7 miles south on Whitman Road. The marker is on the left (east) side of the road.

Text: 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.