Texas History: Groce's Plantation Becomes Temporary Capital of Texas

March 18, 2023 - The Texas State Historical Association offers ‘Texas Day by Day’ history summary with today, March 18th, highlighting Groce's plantation becoming the temporary capital of Texas.

“On this day in 1836, the new government of Texas began a three-day stay at Groce's Retreat, Jared E. Groce's plantation home, in what is now southwestern Grimes County. President David G. Burnet and his cabinet sought sanctuary there as they retreated from Washington-on-the-Brazos to Harrisburg. Groce's house was used as the capital of the Republic of Texas until March 21.” https://www.tshaonline.org/texas-day-by-day/entry/1067

Groce's Retreat is located southeast of Navasota, Texas.

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