“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)

Peter Kerr 1795-1861

Peter Kerr 1795-1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Caraway, August 2002
1. Peter Kerr 1795-1861 Marker
Inscription. One of "Old 300" of Stephen F. Austin's first colony from Pennsylvania, took part in 1836 war for Texas Independence, he made and lost several stakes.

In 1851 bought a league and labor of Burnet County land, including site of Fort Croghan.

Amassed wealth as Army beef contractor, gave 100 acres and town square for Burnet County Seat. To build a college here he willed $23,500 and 6,359 acres of land to Burnet. The will was broken; city got a 2-acre site for a public school. It is said "He never refused to help when he observed its need."
Erected 1970 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9723.)
Location. 30° 45.045′ N, 98° 17.333′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker can be reached from Hoovers Valley Road (County Road 116). Click for map. Marker is on a private ranch road, southwest of Burnet. Marker is in this post office area: Burnet TX 78611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Croghan (approx. 3.1 miles away); Magill Family Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rocky Rest (approx. 3.5 miles away); Old Cook Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Burnet Bulletin (approx. 3.7 miles away); Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Adam R. Johnson (approx. 3.7 miles away); George Whitaker Home (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burnet.
Also see . . .  Peter Kerr, from the Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on March 29, 2010.)
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by JoAnn Myers of Burnet, Texas. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by JoAnn Myers of Burnet, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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