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MOUNT GILEAD, TEXAS (Washington County). Mount Gilead, one of Washington County's earliest settlements, was founded by Baptists during the Republic of Texas era. The settlement's exact location is unknown. Mount Gilead was the site of sermons by lay Baptist leaders R. E. B. Baylor and Rufus C. Burleson.qqv During its short existence the community remained small, and nothing remains of it.


Mrs. R. E. Pennington, History of Brenham and Washington County (Houston, 1915).

Carole E. Christian


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

Carole E. Christian, "MOUNT GILEAD, TX (WASHINGTON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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