The two historic homes in Belton, Texas were built in the nineteenth century by Silas Baggett and his son Eli Baggett. They were built in the 1880's and 1890's in Belton. Silas built his house in 1886 and Ele built his in 1893. Silas had built a house in Howard, Texas, a town he is credited with establishing in 1853. He settled at first near Pepper's Creek, a few miles from Belton and built a house there in 1875, but it was destroyed by fire in 1886. That same year he built his historic house there on North Main Street in Belton and moved his residence there. The new owners, The Balls, of the Historical Silas Baggett House have opened the house as The Morning Glory Inn situated in downtown Belton, Texas. The two houses are both historic, but only the Ele Baggett house has the Historical Marker, placed there by the Bell County Historical Commission.

One thing that makes the houses so popular is that they are mirror images of each other. After Silas built his house in 1886, Eli sold his property in Howard and bought land across the street from his father and built a mirror image of his father's house. Ele Baggett had lived in Howard and became Postmaster there. He was a long time member of the Texas Cattle Raisers' Association. George Saunders organized a group called Old Trail Drivers' Association. This Chisholm Trail was used by several groups of men who regularly traveled the trail transporting cattle from Texas to Kansas. The photos of the Silas Baggett and Ele Baggett houses and other items were taken by LaRue Diddle and Sandy Smith. We appreciate their permission to post them on this site.

There are many beautiful homes in the United States owned at various times by one of the Baggett families. The homes of Silas and Ele Baggett are the only oldest historical homes we have been able to find, but I'm sure there are many more that deserve the attention we have given them.

Other than very old and elegant homes, there are many more that are beautiful in a different manner, and we feel they should be presented for others to see. If you have an ancestor who owned a home that you feel should be presented on this site, please send a photo and description with permission and we will post it here. We also will post old buildings of every kind and other things of interest in this section.


Walter Baggott | Hervey Baggott | John Baggott | Nicholas Baggett I | Nicholas Baggett II | Benjamin Baggett | Abraham Baggett I | Joseph Baggett I | Barnaby Baggett
Thomas Baggett I | Nicholas Baggett III | John Baggett | Hardy Baggett | Grandberry Baggett | Abbots Bromley | Bagots at Pool Park Hall | Silas Baggett Historic Home
Alexander Baggett | Irish Baggotts | Austrlian Baggotts | English Baggotts | Ele Baggett Historic Home | Battle Abbey | John Baggett Analysis | Union Baptist Church
Lord William Bagot | Averett Baggett | Photo Galary 1 | Photo Galary 2 | Photo Galary 3 | Photo Galary 4 | Photo Galary 5 | Great Grandfather of William Riley Baggett  Descendants of Machael Baggett | Maury Former Home | Historic Buildings | Historic House | Ephraim Baggett Family | Historical Home | It's Christmas | Silas Baggett
Cemetery | English Map | Levens Scenery | Ancestors of Lord William Bagot | They Passed Bagots Bromley | The Creation | Ele Bright Baggett | Winter Snow Flacks
Silas Baggett | Bagots Blithfield View From The Air | Irish Data | Irish Legal | Bagot Special Breed of Goats | Zion Baptist Church | The Duncan line | Bagots Bromley
The Rev. Burrell Camp | Bagod d' Arras | English Baggott Descendants | Bagot Pype Hayes Park Hall | Civil War and Its Links | Historical Store | Bagot Blithfield Hall
Baggett Name Origin Certificate | Descendants of Andrew B. Baggett | Conecuh County Alabama History | Joseph Williams Family | Historical Homes | Allen Baggett
Baggett History 1 | Baggett History 1b | Baggett History 1ba | Baggett History 1bb | Baggett History 1c | Baggett History 2 | Baggett History 2b | Baggett History 3
Baggett History 4 | Baggett History 5 | Baggett History 6 | Baggett History 6b | Baggett History 7 | Baggett History 8 | Elizabeth Baggett Home Place | Wills & Deeds
High Shoals Falls | The Jacob Baggett Family, Father of Stephen Z. Baggett | Family Connections; The James Connection | Family Connections; The Hardy Family
Nicholas Grandberry Baggett | Rev. Ned Grandberry Baggett | Saint-Omer Castel in Flanders | Stephen Baggett - Sikes | Hervey and Millicent Stafford | 1899 Ballard
Bagots of Levens Hall Park | Delicious Home Recipes - Casseroles | Delicious Home Recipes - Cakes | Delicious Home Recipes - Pies | Christian Nation in Danger
Descendants of Burl Baggett | Uzziel Baggett Descendants | Rev. Ned Baggett and Wife | Present Dangers of Atheism | Baggett Proof of Descent in Origin Section
James Baggett I Descendants | James Baggett II Descendants | The Baggett Family in Belgium | The Baggett Family in France | Jesse Baggett and Wife, Zilla Godwin
Joseph Baggett I last Will and Testament |Thomas Baggett I last Will and Testament |Thomas Baggett II last Will and Testament |Descendants of Solomon Baggett
Nicholas Baggett III Last Will and Testament | An Indian Raid in Texas | Descendants of Joseph Baggett I | Descendants of Jesse Baggett | Baggett Family Pedigree