Marker Details

Republic of Texas Plaza

5117 North Main

Baytown , 77521

This park was dedicated in 1986 as part of Baytown’s Texas Sesquicentennial celebration. It features a statue of Ashbel Smith, one of the city’s early settlers and leader for advancement of education in Texas. A concrete state of Texas marker is here with a "Republic of Texas Plaza" plaque. A concrete marker with a round plaque designates "Texas Sesquicentennial Baytown, Texas 1836-1986" erected by Kiwanis Club. Also located at the site are the 1896 Wooster School and the 1910 Brown-McKay House. The park is the site of two annual festivals sponsored by the Bay Area Heritage Society.
Directions: Park located 5117 North Main, part of Baytown's Wayne Gray Sports Complex

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:


In Commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth birthday of the state of Texas

The Following have contributed to the construction of the Republic of Texas Plaza:

(list of 27 individuals & organizations, plus 3 "In Memory of" tributes)

Dedicated March 2, 1986
Marker Type: Concrete State of Texas with plaque
Historical Org: Kiwanis Club

Key Map Information: 501 G

GPS Coordinates: 29 46.864, 94 51.847

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 00210