Listing # 4176

8855 FM 390 E.

Washington County, Texas

Truly a rare find, ‘The Groves of Independence’ featuring some of the most outstanding live oak trees in Independence. Also being the homestead of the first Baylor University President, Henry Lee Graves, and his family from 1846-1851. The hand-dug stone water well is still on site. Situated just across from Old Baylor Park and the Early Texas Homes. Here you will find the columns in Old Baylor Park marking the location where Baylor University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of Texas and the largest Baptist University in the world, opened its doors in 1846.

This beautiful property features +/-23.38 acres with massive live oaks, rolling terrain and picturesque countryside views. Bordered by a creek on one side this property provides seclusion with partially wooded areas, pond and lots of wildlife. Custom Spanish Colonial style home offering +/-2739 SF with open living
and dining, vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces and separate guest quarters attached by breezeway. Handmade roof tiles, Saltillo tile flooring imported from Mexico and custom handmade windows and doors throughout. The back of the home opens to a quaint courtyard offering a private and peaceful setting along with striking long distant views. Extensive covered porches and an amazing space for entertaining.

This fascinating property is located on the scenic FM 390 La Bahia Trail in the heart of historic Independence. Conveniently located +/-80 miles to Houston, +/-90 miles to Austin and only +/-20 miles to College Station & Kyle Field. Don’t miss out on this grand opportunity to own a unique piece of Texas history.


List Price:  $839,000  REDUCED: $759,000




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