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Barrett's History

Barrett - A Freedmen's Settlement Founded by 7 Families in 1875

The beginning

A Freedmen's Settlement established by seven families in 1875.

In 1889 Harrison Barrett purchased the land for fifty cents an acre (one of the largest holdings in Harris County acquired by a former slave).

The families set up farms; established a sawmill, a gristmill and a coffee mill. 

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