Located at jct, FM 50 and 390, is site of the state's oldest continuously active Baptist church, established in the Republic of Texas in 1839. Exhibits in the adjacent museum relate to the church, the community, the founding of Baylor University and Baylor Female College, and many of the area's notable residents, including Gen. Sam Houston. The adjacent cemetery contains the graves of Mrs. Sam Houston and her mother, Nancy Lea.
Other History nearby:
(Brenham) Brenham Heritage Museum
(Round Top) Henkel Square
(Independence) Ruins of Old Baylor University
(Round Top) Sterling McCall Old Car Museum
(Independence) Texas Baptist Historical Center Museum
(Plantersville) Texas Renaissance Festival
05/21 Coming to The Independence area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.
Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend,
Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments,
Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run,
Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance