Near Hempstead, TX
Photo/text courtesy of William Bozic, Houston, TX
for any use of these images
This photo was taken in the afternoon on Nov 18, 2006 at a site near
Hempstead, Waller County, Texas.
"Liendo Plantation was built in 1853. Originally a Spanish land grant of
67,000 acres and one of Texas earliest cotton plantations, Liendo was the
social center of Texas receiving and lavishly entertaining early Texas
dignitaries and notorieties. Liendo is recognized as a Texas historic
landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was
the home of world-renowned sculptor Elizabeth Ney.
During the War Between The States, Liendo hosted Cavalry and Infantry
Training Camps, an Internment Camp, and Hospital. For a brief time after
the War, it served as Headquarters for General George Armstrong Custer."
-Information copied exactly from site brochure.
To reach this site, take US 290 west from Houston. Take the "Liendo
Parkway" exit and beware the Liendo Parkway is just a simple two lane road
that currently has no development. When the road ends in a "T", take a
left on Wyatt Chapel Road and go up a slight hill. Just beyond the top of
the aforementioned hill is the entrance to Liendo. Take the dirt road to
the house. The Liendo Plantation is open for scheduled tours only
periodically, so call in advance. Check
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