Batterson Home, Near Site of Isaac
2000 Clinton & East Way
Galena Park , 77547
Directions: Marker is on the front lawn of Galena Park City Hall, landscaped area on the left, facing building
Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas
Marker Text: Famed for its part in winning the War for Texas Independence, the flooring of this house was, on April 19, 1836, appropriated by General Sam Houston to build rafts to ferry his army across rain-swollen Buffalo Bayou.
Although 248 soldiers, most of whom were ill, remained at the Batterson place, Houston's army was victorious in the Battle of San Jacinto two days later.
This land, originally part of the Ezekiel Thomas Estate, was purchased in 1835 by Batterson. The settlement he started (now Galena Park) he named "Clinton" for his former home in New York. (1969)
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)
Key Map Information: 496 W
GPS Coordinates: 29 43.939, 95 14.488
Precinct No: 2
Marker No: 10607