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EVERGREEN PLANTATION. Evergreen Plantation, on Galveston Bay near Cedar Bayou, was bought by Ashbel Smith from Moseley Baker for $5,000 in early 1847. Corn, potatoes, and sugarcane were the major crops; some stock was raised. Upon his death Smith left part of the plantation to his adopted daughter; this portion later became a part of the Goose Creek oilfield.


Abigail Curlee, A Study of Texas Slave Plantations, 1822–1865 (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1932). Ashbel Smith Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"EVERGREEN PLANTATION," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.