1867 Settlement
About this project

Located in present-day west Texas City, the 1867 Settlement is an African-American community that emerged during the period of Reconstruction following the Civil War. The founding families of the community, unlike many freed slaves, were landowners and eventually formed a thriving, self-sufficient community of African-Americans. This exhibit features historical images, biographical sketches for the Calvin Bell, Kneeland Britton, Thomas Caldwell, and David Hobgood families, and information about current preservation efforts.

1867 Settlement Historical Marker
1867 Settlement Historical Marker
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