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Near Bertram in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Prairie Point Community

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
1. Site of Prairie Point Community Marker
Inscription. Anglo settlement of this part of Burnet County began in the 1850s. By the 1870s settlers had established cattle and sheep ranches as well as a number of family farms. A community school opened in 1882 and remained in operation until 1921. The Prairie Point Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1883 and met in the schoolhouse until it burned in 1890. The congregation worshipped in a brush arbor until a new school was erected, then met at the school until 1906, when a new sanctuary was built. The church eventually was disbanded in 1957.
 
Erected 1994 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9741.)
 
Location. 30° 44.858′ N, 97° 59.451′ W. Marker is near Bertram, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is at the intersection of CR-274 and CR-280, on the right when traveling north on CR-274. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bertram TX 78605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Connell Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Bryson Place (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Concord School (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Village of South Gabriel
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By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
2. Site of Prairie Point Community Marker
Look north down CR-274
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Bertram School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bertram (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gabriel Mills (approx. 4.7 miles away); Williams-Buck Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bertram.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. Prairie Point, TX (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Richard Denney
3. Site of Prairie Point Community Marker
Panorama, marker to left, looking south
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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