Details for Liendo Plantation (Atlas Number 5473009395)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5473009395


Marker Number 9395
Atlas Number 5473009395
Marker Title Liendo Plantation
Index Entry Liendo Plantation
Address 5 mi. N on FM 1488 to Wycliff Chapel Rd.
City Hempstead
County Waller
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 786200
UTM Northing 3333382
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Civil War; women, women's history topics; plantations; artists
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 5 mi. N of Hempstead on FM 1488 to Wycliff Chapel Rd.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text 1853 - named for Spanish grantee Justo Leindo, first to own this land. Mansion built by Leonard W. Groce, who surrounded it with model plantation industries. In Civil War, site of Camp Groce, a camp of instruction and then P.O.W. center. Occupied in 1865 by Gen. Geo. W. Custer, later to be a central figure in the Little Big Horn tragedy. Owned, 1873-1911, by family of sculptress Elisabet Ney, commemorated with a marker on grounds. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964