Barrington

Barrington Farm was the home of Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas. The original home is still in existence at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, which is also the site of the signing of Texas' independence from Mexico in 1836. The Republic era lasted from 1836 to 1846. The park undertook to replace the buildings that had formerly been part of the farm. The new buildings include a kitchen, chicken house, smokehouse, barn, and two slave quarters cabins that were typical of the period. The farm is operated by the staff using period correct tools and methods. Plowing is done using ox-drawn plows. Cattle, chickens, and hogs are raised on site. Members of East Texas Blacksmiths Alliance, Houston Area Blacksmiths Association, Balcones Forge, and North Texas Blacksmiths Association donated time and materials to make the hardware for the buildings.
 East gate of the fence around the main house. Smokehouse doors. The Smokehouse was the only building that was kept locked.
 

 
 

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