5 edition of Former post offices of Waller County found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.Project of the Waller County Historical Commission.
|Statement||Waller County Historical Society|
|Publishers||Waller County Historical Society|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 90 p. :|
|Number of Pages||74|
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The building was also a store for both Black students and White farmers. Kirby was a colonel in the Confederate Army, and his home was Gen. The population at that time was estimated to be 300 people — a respectable number for Former post offices of Waller County time.
In 1867 she transformed the mansion into a boarding school for young ladies called Alta Vista Institute; when she moved the school to Austin in 1876 she sold Alta Vista to the state of Texas.
In 1876, the Texas Legislature established the first higher learning public institution for. Waller County Historical Survey Committee, A History of Waller County, Texas Waco: Texian, 1973. That year the Fifteenth Legislature established the first public institution of higher learning for Blacks in Texas, to be located on the former Kirby plantation.
Highway 290 and the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, between Hempstead and Waller in north central Waller County. The plantation was named Alta Vista and was one of four in the area. by Mike Cox 11-20-18 Images of Texas Cornerstones• Alta Vista was one of four plantations and several small farms owned by the Kirbys in the vicinity of Best and Iron creeks, and at one time claimed a population of 400 slaves.
The first jail was a one room log cabin and was located on the square. It traces its roots to Alta Vista, the plantation home of Jared E. 's headquarters during the later phases of the. By 2000 the population was 4,410. Kirby, a former Confederate Colonel. Congressman, died from a gunshot wound at the old Waller County courthouse on April 24, 1905 while trying to break up a fight.
We will add images of cornerstones as time permits.
The building was also a store for both Black students and White farmers.