“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burnet in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet Bulletin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
1. The Burnet Bulletin Marker
Inscription. Established in the early 1870s, this weekly newspaper has been in continuous operation for more than one hundred years. The first editor on record was George Whitaker, who served in that position until 1874. In 1898, the paper was sold to L. C. and J. H. Chamberlain, members of a pioneer Burnet County family. The "Bulletin" remained in the ownership of the Chamberlain family until 1960. The newspaper operation has survived numerous hardships over the years, including the destruction of its offices in a 1920 fire. The "Bulletin" has been housed here since 1979.

Completed in 1872, this structure was used continuously as a general retail merchandising store until about 1900. Since that time it has served as a combination furniture store and mortuary and as telephone company offices. The second floor was used as a courtroom during the 1930s, while a new county courthouse was constructed.

With historic ties to the early days of Burnet, both the "Bulletin" and this building are important reminders of the area's heritage.
Erected 1985 by the Texas Historic Commission. (Marker Number 9705.)
Location. 30° 45.387′ N, 98° 13.633′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is at the
The Burnet Bulletin Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
2. The Burnet Bulletin Building
intersection of East Jackson Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Jackson St, Burnet TX 78611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Adam R. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Badger Building (about 400 feet away); The Galloway House (about 400 feet away); Burnet County Jail (about 600 feet away); Rocky Rest (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cook Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Whitaker Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burnet.
Also see . . .  The Burnet Bulletin. (Submitted on February 13, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Categories. Communications
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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