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
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
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.