Brazoria Community Historical Museum
Brazoria, TX

Courtesy of William Bozic, Houston, TX
For any use of these photos contact
1. Brazoria Community Historical Museum
2. Handbook of Texas Online - BRAZORIA COUNTY
3. Past as Present in Brazoria, Texas"
4. Confederate Texas Railroad - Tap and Brazoria Railway Company - Texas 1861
5. Brazoria Museum - Texas Travel
6. Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA > Texas > Brazoria County

(August 2008) Brazoria Public School
This historic public school is now the location of the Brazoria Chamber of Commerce and a museum
Brazoria Chamber of Commerce
202 West Smith Street
Brazoria, Texas 77422
Tel: 979-798-6100

While traveling down SH-35 in Brazoria, look for the statue of Henry Smith. The 1933 school house will be directly behind the statue. Inside the building there are artifacts from the War Between the States, African-American History, Women's Rights, Agriculture, Sulfur Mining, and Wildlife

(August 2008) Enlarge Civil War-Era Money at Brazoria Museum

A Confederate $2 Bill, a Mexican 5 Peso Coin, and a US 2 Cent Coin are on display. During the years 1861-1865 this money would have been used in Texas and the Confederacy. Mexican coinage was especially used in the Confederacy due to a lack of coinage
Private David Cook of Co. "K", Likens' 35th Texas Cavalry Regiment CSA reported on January 4, 1864 from not too far from here that he drew two months pay in US dollars (Not Confederate Money). He also mentioned at other times that Confederate money was not valuable



(August 2008) Enlarge Artifacts uncovered around Brazoia
This is a display of artifacts unearthed in the Brazoria area. Due to the value of the artifacts and large numbers of relic hunters, specific locations were not given. One should keep in mind two large Confederate coastal forts, a headquarters for the Confederate Army in the District of Texas, numerous skirmishes, and blockade running all were located in Brazoria County

(August 2008) Enlarge Buttons
Among the clothing buttons is a large Confederate Block "I" button. For Confederate troops the large block "I" denotes infantry and was worn on jackets. In the photo there may or may not be some frame belt buckles, too


(August 2008) Enlarge Grape Shot

These would be fired from a cannon as an anti-personnel weapon with terrible effect at close range


(August 2008) Enlarge Texas Star Oval Belt Plate

There are some dug bullets, both fired and unfired, but what really grabs the attention is the Texas Star Oval Belt Plate dug in the area. Unfortunately the photo taken on August 16th was the best photo that could be taken due to the lighting issues

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