Road Trip – Burton, Tx to Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Park

I had the pleasure of taking a road trip the other day, Friday to be more precise, through the Texas country side!  😉  I started in Burton, Texas which is just west of Brenham, where Blue Bell ice cream is made! I then traveled northeast on  Texas Rt. 390 to Independence, Texas and then up to Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Park. The Brazos is the near by river that runs through the area.

General Store
General Store
Burton Farmers Gin
Burton Farmers Gin
Another Old Mill
Another Old Mill
Brazos Belle Store
Brazos Belle Store
Misc. Store
Misc. Store
The House on the Corner
The House on the Corner

Burton is the home of the historic Burton Cotton Gin Mill and Museum. They also have some old historic homes and buildings. After taking some pictures here I was on my way to Independence, Texas. The slow rolling hills and vast countryside make for a peaceful surrounding as I drove along the highway.

Home Along the Roadside
Home Along the Roadside
On The Road
On The Road
Roadside Log Cabin
Roadside Log Cabin

Independence of the home a historic Baptist Church & Museum.  Independence has also been since the early days of the Texas Republic when it  was called Coles Settlement. It’s a very small town with lots of history in it’s past.

Texas Baptist Historic Church Museum
Church Museum Bell Tower
Broken Old Bell with Historic Marker
Church Chapel in the Museum
Window of Chapel
New Church across the street
Historic Marker for Family Cemetery
Family Cemetery

Back on the road heading to Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park. More hills and countryside and very little oncoming traffic.

Country Roads (take me home, he he)
Country Roads (take me home, he he)

Anson Jones original home was relocated to the park and refurbished. It is now surrounded by the Barrington Living History Farm. It has log homes, barn, slave quarters, work shed and corral. It is a working farm and costumed  people give tours and demonstrations of life in mid 1800’s.

Anson Jones Home
Anson Jones Home
Barn and Slave Quarters
Barn and Slave Quarters
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Barn
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Slave Quarters
Inside Slave Quarters
Inside Slave Quarters
Homemade Entertainment
Homemade Entertainment
Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Dining
Tour Guide
Tour Guide
Sharpening Stone
Sharpening Stone
Inside Cooking
Inside Cooking
Mother and Calf
Mother and Calf
A Big Bull
A Big Bull
A Colorful Chicken
A Colorful Chicken
Workshop
Workshop
Shell Minus the Turtle
Shell Minus the Turtle

After some site seeing and picture taking, I headed home after an exhausting but enjoyable trip.

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