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Old Gay Hill School - OU031D

 One of several building in Old Baylor Park

Hidden by  NativTxn

N 30° 19.160' W 96° 21.191' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Texas
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 03 September 2011
 Date Created: 03 September 2011
 Last Modified: 09 September 2011
 Waypoint: OU031D


{{found}} 4 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2109 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Visit this and other buildings and ruins in Old Baylor Park. Today, only the columns of the main building and the ruins of the stone kitchen remain of the Baylor Female College Campus. There are several historical markers here. Come in the spring and you will be treated to fields of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes. Bring a picnic and sit under old Live Oak trees that may have been visited by one of Independence's most famous residents, Sam Houston.  At the time this was posted, there were 2 letterboxes in this park and my son is adding another traditional micro.  Enjoy Independence!

This is some good information on Independence and it's history at

To log this virtual cache, you will need the vertical number in green on the highway sign across the street (just on the other side of the stone wall)

Congrats to AgNav and ChurchLady59 for the co-FTF!

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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 15 September 2013 phantom_309 Found it

We enjoyed this virtual cache today; we have been through here before but never really took the time to soak up the historical significance of the area. What a beautiful place with a lot to see. Stopping here was a nice break, thanks for bringing us here and thanks for the virtual cache.  Laughing

1 24 March 2012 TommyGator Found it

We had been to this location many times before, but never recorded the info necessary to complete this log.  Today we were back, enjoying the wildflowers, and actually found the building open!  That hadn't been the case before. 

This building holds particular significance for us, as we suspect some of our relatives actually attended school here (well, in its original location).  After taking a tour inside, I went across the street and had the pleasure of "jamming" with some local musicians who were quite gracious and entertaining.

After wandering around enjoying the wildflower ambience (and crowd), PirateKate and I walked over to take a "preview look" at a spot where a suspended cache is supposed to be---only to find out it was activated again sometime today----arghhh!

This park is one of our favorites---thanks for an additional reason to visit!

1 17 September 2011 StAggie99 Found it

Picked up on the way to go to Independence Fire Arms after the Burleson County Fair Parade and lunch at Mama's Kitchen in Somerville with Mom, Grandma and Grandpa.  I love climbing in the big trees in this park.

1 09 September 2011 AgNav Found it

It was hot today but we were enjoying ourselves. TFTC.