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ROBERTSON PLANTATION. The Robertson Plantation, located west of Salado in Bell County, was built between 1856 and 1860 by Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson. In the early 1990s it was a rare example of an antebellum Texas plantation complex, including the house, slave quarters, land, family cemetery, and stables, and was still a working ranch. The plantation house was built in the Classical Revival style and shows Palladian influence in its recessed porches and gallery rooms, which form terminal pavilions balancing a central gabled portico. The plantation was listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey of 1936, received a Texas Centennial marker that same year, and became a Texas historic landmark in 1967. It was also in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.


Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin. James Wright Steely, comp., A Catalog of Texas Properties in the National Register of Historic Places (Austin: Texas Historical Commission, 1984).

Mark Odintz


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

Mark Odintz, "ROBERTSON PLANTATION," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.