Marker Details

Barrett, Harrison

Old Highway 90 East, west of FM 2100

Crosby , 77532

Marker is in arched monument with additional signs along fence line; Hwy 90 is about 6 1/2 miles north of I-10 on FM 2100/Crosby-Lynchburg Road; sign noting site as A Texas Century Farm, certified by Texas department of Agriculture, continuous operation for over 100 years
Directions: Exit Hwy 90 eastbound FM2100/Crosby; turn right & right again; marker sixth tenths of a mile west of Crosby-Lynchburg/FM 2100 on Old Highway 90; south side of new Hwy 90 eastbound feeder; marker on left about 50 yards prior to dead end.

Key Time Period: 1877 - 1892 Post-Reconstruction

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: (ca. 1845-1917)

Born into slavery, Harrison Barrett was the son of Simon and Eliza Barrett, who had come to Texas from Louisiana. In addition to Harrison, the couple had two other sons and two daughters.

Following the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865, Harrison Barrett spent several years gathering his family together. He eventually found all except one sister, and they settled on land east of the San Jacinto River. He purchased this land in 1889 and began a community which would later be known as Barrett's settlement.

Beginning with seven houses, the community grew to include additional homes, farms, and businesses. Considered the leader of the community, Barrett established a school, church, and cemetery. After a post office substation was opened here in 1947, the area became known as Barrett Station.

Married to the former Annie Jones soon after his emancipation, Barrett was the father of twelve children. His homestead, twice rebuilt by descendants, still stands on its original location. Harrison and Annie Barrett, along with four other family members, are interred in the nearby family cemetery, named Journey's End by descendants in 1985. (1988)
Marker Type: Monument with Plaque
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 419 R

GPS Coordinates: 29 52.628, 95 04.247

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10605