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Battle of Brushy Creek

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, June 28, 2007
1. Battle of Brushy Creek Marker
Inscription. A skirmish between Comanche raiders and a local militia near here in mid-winter (1839) led to the last major battle between Anglo settlers and Indians in Williamson County. The Comanche retaliated on February 18, 1839, by attacking several area homes, including those of Mrs. Robert Coleman and Dr. J. W. Robertson. Mrs. Coleman and her son, Albert, were killed. Another son, Tommy, and seven of Robertson's slaves were taken captive. The ensuing battle along nearby Brushy Creek claimed the lives of Jacob Burleson, Edward Blakely, the Rev. James Gilleland, and John B. Walters.
 
Erected 1993 by the Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 30.923′ N, 97° 23.835′ W. Marker is in Taylor, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on State Highway 95 south of County Road 452. Click for map. On dirt road on east side of highway just south of County Road 452. Marker is in this post office area: Taylor TX 76574, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard Bland, Sr. (approx. 3.7 miles away); Taylor National Bank (approx. 3.8 miles away); United States Senator Morgan C. Hamilton (approx. 3.9 miles away); Eikel-Prewitt Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Preslar-Hewitt Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Taylor Post Office (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bill Pickett (approx. 3.9 miles away); City of Taylor (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas - Battle of Brushy Creek. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Handbook of Texas - James Gilleland. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. African AmericansNative AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,873 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016.
 
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