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Cultural Resource Investigations For The Praxair Phillips 66 H2 Pipeline In Brazoria County, Texas, Tony Scott, Jacob Hilton Jan 2020

Cultural Resource Investigations For The Praxair Phillips 66 H2 Pipeline In Brazoria County, Texas, Tony Scott, Jacob Hilton

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Gray & Pape, Inc. was contracted to conduct a cultural resources survey for a proposed pipeline project. The project is a 14-inch pipeline from Praxair Freeport Plant to the Phillips 66 Clemens Storage Cavern located near Freeport, Texas. The project route measures approximately 28.0 kilometers (17.4 miles). The project’s Area of Potential Effect is the entire alignment route within a survey corridor of 91.4 meters (300 feet). This amounts to approximately 252 hectares (622 acres). Subsequent workspace revisions resulted in an additional 25.7 hectares (63.4 acres) or 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) of workspace ...


Selected Detention Ponds: Sh 36 From Fm 2218, Fort Bend County To Fm 1495, Brazoria County, Joel Butler Jan 2019

Selected Detention Ponds: Sh 36 From Fm 2218, Fort Bend County To Fm 1495, Brazoria County, Joel Butler

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

On behalf of CP&Y and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), AmaTerra Environmental conducted an intensive archeological survey of two of five proposed detention ponds in Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties, Texas. The detention ponds are part of TxDOT’s proposed widening of State Highway (SH) 36 from Farm to Market Road (FM) 2218 in Pleak, Fort Bend County to FM 1495 in Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas (CSJs 0187-05-050, 0188-02-029, 0188-03-019, 0188-04-035, 0188-04-025, 0188-05-027, 0188-06-046, 0111-08-100, 0187-05-048, 0188-04-044, and 0188-02-036). The project was completed in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) and the ...


Archeological Investigations For The Levi Jordan Plantation House Stabilization, Brazoria County, Texas, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Douglas K. Boyd, Aaron Norment May 2013

Archeological Investigations For The Levi Jordan Plantation House Stabilization, Brazoria County, Texas, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Douglas K. Boyd, Aaron Norment

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

The Levi Jordan plantation house is one of the few antebellum plantation structures to have survived in Brazoria County. It is the only standing structure associated with the plantation, which began operating in 1848 and was occupied continually up through the 1990s. The original house, built in the early 1850s using slave labor, was a 20x60-ft two-story wooden frame structure. It was altered many times during its long occupation, often due to hurricane damage. A portion of the Levi Jordan Plantation was acquired by the State of Texas in 2002 and managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department until ...


Archeological Survey Of A Portion Of Old Velasco (41b0125) For The Village Of Surfside Beach Proposed Boat Ramp Facility, Brazoria County, Texas, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Douglas K. Boyd Jan 2007

Archeological Survey Of A Portion Of Old Velasco (41b0125) For The Village Of Surfside Beach Proposed Boat Ramp Facility, Brazoria County, Texas, Jennifer K. Mcwilliams, Douglas K. Boyd

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In February 2006 Prewitt and Associates, Inc., conducted an archeological survey of a 5.5-acre property slated for development as a boat ramp and parking lot by the Village of Surfside Beach in Brazoria County, Texas. The property is at the southern end of the Village of Surfside Beach, between City Hall and the U.S. Coast Guard station. The tract overlaps with the western edge of the townsite of Old Velasco (41BO125), which was a prominent port city at the mouth of the Brazos River from the 1820s through 1875. Excavation of 25 trenches revealed historic artifacts associated with ...


National Register Eligibility Testing Of Site 41bo184, Brazoria County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Steve A. Tomka Jan 2004

National Register Eligibility Testing Of Site 41bo184, Brazoria County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, Steve A. Tomka

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Site 41BO184 is located within the right-of-way for the proposed expansion of State Highway 35 at the Oyster Creek crossing in southern Brazoria County. It was originally recorded as a multicomponent site in 1994 and was the subject of three distinct and limited archeological investigations by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff. In 2003, TxDOT contracted with the Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) of The University of Texas at San Antonio to test the National Register of Historic Places and State Archeological Landmark eligibility of the site. Systematic mechanical auger borings, ten hand-excavated 1-x-1-meter test units, and Gradall scrapings helped ...


Archeological Excavation And Reburial Of Unmarked Historic Graves In The Pioneer Cemetary (41bo202), Brazoria County, Texas, Angelina L. Tiné, Douglas K. Boyd Nov 2003

Archeological Excavation And Reburial Of Unmarked Historic Graves In The Pioneer Cemetary (41bo202), Brazoria County, Texas, Angelina L. Tiné, Douglas K. Boyd

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

Three unmarked graves within the predominantly African American Pioneer Cemetery in the City of Brazoria (Brazoria County), Texas, were exhumed and reburied within the cemetery. The graves were located within the right of way of State Highway 332, and were found during an earlier search phase done in conjunction with a planned expansion of the highway. The burial excavations and reburial were done in March and April 2003, by Prewitt and Associates, Inc., for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The graves contained the remains of three unknown individuals—a young woman (17–23 years old), an older woman (45 ...


Archeological And Geoarcheological Survey Of State Highway 35 Between Angleton And Old Ocean, Brazoria County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, David D. Kuehn, Jason D. Weston Jan 2003

Archeological And Geoarcheological Survey Of State Highway 35 Between Angleton And Old Ocean, Brazoria County, Texas, Richard B. Mahoney, David D. Kuehn, Jason D. Weston

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

During March through July 2003, The Center for Archaeological Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a cultural resources survey, including geoarcheological studies, along portions of State Highway 35 from Angleton to Old Ocean in Brazoria County, Texas. This survey was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit No. 3091 and was performed for the Texas Department of Transportation, Environmental Affairs Division. During the early phases of the survey, a Historic Context for the project was developed by Hardy-Heck-Moore, Inc. of Austin, Texas. This Historic Context was used to guide the latter phases of the survey, and is reproduced ...


Archeological Excavation And Reburial Of Unmarked Historic Graves In The Pioneer Cemetery (41bo202), Brazoria County, Texas, Angela L. Tiné, Douglas K. Boyd Jan 2003

Archeological Excavation And Reburial Of Unmarked Historic Graves In The Pioneer Cemetery (41bo202), Brazoria County, Texas, Angela L. Tiné, Douglas K. Boyd

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

This report signals the completion of a cultural resource consultation process that began several years ago. In 1998, a planning meeting was held between archeologists with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Historical Commission to discuss the planned improvements to State Highway 332 in Brazoria County, Texas, This work required a cultural resources surveys of many segments of the highway, one of which is adjacent to the historic Pioneer Cemetery, a predominantly African American burial ground in the town of Brazoria. Archeological investigations were conducted adjacent to the cemetery but within the highway right of way in 1998 ...


Archeological Testing Of 41bo185 A Possible Civil War Era Military Camp, West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, Diane C. Dismukes Jan 2003

Archeological Testing Of 41bo185 A Possible Civil War Era Military Camp, West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, Diane C. Dismukes

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State

In November and December 1999, staff from the TxDOT Archeological Studies Program conducted archeological investigations on a portion of site 41BO 185, a reported possible Civil War-era military encampment, within the boundaries of a proposed widening project on SH 35 in Brazoria County. The archeological investigations consisted of a combination backhoe trenching and hand-dug test units excavated across the portion of the site within the project area to locate and identify features and artifact concentrations. The goal of the testing was to determine the integrity of the portion of the site within the Area of Potential Effect (APE) and to ...