Egypt Plantation Museum is a non-profit
study and research museum of Texas History.
1849 HEARD NORTHINGTON HOME
By 1849, Cpt. Heard had completed the construction of a fine, one-and-a-half story brick Georgian Revival Home that still stands today.
It contains four fireplaces to warm the parlor, dining room, and
the two large downstairs bedrooms. The large central hall provides
a cool breezeway while providing a stairway made of curly pine to the
second floor bedrooms. Originally both the front and rear of the
house contained a porch. Today the enclosed rear porch has been
enlarged to provide access to the kitchen and utility room, while
also providing a comfortable "Keeping Room," breakfast
room, and master bedroom suite for modern use.
As our family grew and married into other families, it furnished
the home with what has now become antiquities befitting the Empire
Style period of the home in more formal rooms. Other pieces include
player pianos, music boxes, and a sixteen-foot Brunswick Bar representing
our family's love of entertainment. Throughout the house are exhibits
from our personal collection of interesting things of days gone
by both, from the "ranch" and the area.
For Group Tour Information Contact:
George H. "Bud" Northington, IV
Mary Margaret Sampson
979-677-3232 ~ 979-533-0096
1900 EGYPT DEPOT
The "Egypt Depot" was constructed in 1900 when G.H. Northington
and Green C. Duncan conveyed property and provided funds to build
a Depot in Egypt for the shipment of general store goods and farm
products into and out of their community. At that time the Santa Fe
Railroad Company was purchasing the rail line from Cane Belt Railroad. The
original 1893 rail line from Eagle Lake to what was known as
the Cane Belt Railroad Company's "Sugar Line." The Depot
was closed in the late 1950's after serving to transport both freight
Picture of Interior Waiting Room with Ticket Door. Today, the wood
frame building remains virtually the same as it was - minus the
loading docks and rail line. Even the interior retains the original
finishes in the passenger waiting areas including the ticket
door to the office and baggage loading area.
The Egypt Museum has been open since 1950s at the Northington's
General Store in Egypt. However, it was in the 1950s when the Santa
Fe Railroad Company ceased operating the Egypt Depot on FM 102. That
same year the late George Heard Northington Jr. rescued the building for
a Ranch Office and moved it one quarter mile to the grounds of the
historic 1848 Heard Northington home on the 1830s Egypt Plantation in
Egypt, Texas. Family members and neighbors continued to add to the
The Collection of Artifacts Includes:
the Heard, Northington, Hudgins and Duncan families of Egypt and
and plantation life is evident in the collection of tools, saddles,
tin bath tubs, and photographs of prize-winning horses and cattle, and
good times spent on trail rides for the Houston Fat Stock Show.
the Northington General Store in Egypt tell of the wealth of merchandise
available to their customers evidenced by the catalogue, dolls,
housewares, and clothing.
from days gone by to more recent times are all part of the museum
The not-for-profit Egypt Plantation Museum, Inc. was established
by the Northington family in 1990 for the purpose of preserving
and enhancing the regional cultural heritage of Egypt Plantation
through education and research.
For Information about Tours, Research & Living History Programs
and Tax Deductable Donations
Anita and son, George H. "Bud" Northington, IV
979-677-3232 or 979-677-3562