Burnet in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Peter Kerr 1795-1861
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.)
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