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Dates: 5/20/2017 - 5/20/2017
City / State: Independence, TX
Event Name: Historic Independence
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 107877 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K & 10K - 1A
Description: Walk takes place in a small community just outside of Brenham named Independence. Founded in 1835 by J. G. W. Pierson, Robert Stevenson, Colbert Baker and Amasa F. Burchard as a part of the Austin Colony. You will visit historical sites among them the ruins of the original Baylor University, grave of Nancy Lea Houston (Sam Houston's wife), historic homes, markers and the oldest Baptist church in continuous operation in Texas. . Explore the Texas Baptist Historical Center, and Rose Emporium
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: 9am-12pm
Location: Independence Baptist Church
Start Point / Driving Directions: 10405 FM 50, Independence 77833
From Houston US 290 west; at the light before Brenham, turn right onto FM 577N (Horton St). Turn right on TX HWY 105E. Turn left on FM 50 to Independence. The Historical Center-Museum is at the corner of FM 50 and FM 390. Parking is available in a gravel lot directly across the street
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Sam Houston and Governor Rick Perry were baptized here. Sam Houston was a member of the church.
Host Club: Houston Happy Hikers
Contact: Catherine Kellner (979) 478-6203
Website: houstonhappyhikers.com
E-Mail Contact: hhhpresident@houstonhappyhikers.com