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Round Rock in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kenney's Fort

 
 
Kenney's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Kenney's Fort Marker
Inscription. 1/2 mile South to the site of Kenney's Fort First settlement in Williamson County. Erected as a home by Dr. Thomas Kenney and Joseph Barnhart in the spring of 1839. Served as a place of defense during Indian raids. Rendezvous of the Santa Fe Expedition, 1841. Here the archives of the Republic of Texas en route to Washington-on-the-Brazos were captured on December 31, 1842 and returned to Austin.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 9141.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 31.207′ N, 97° 38.63′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on East Palm Valley Boulevard (U.S. 79). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Round Rock TX 78664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Double File Trail (here, next to this marker); Palm Valley Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Chaplains (approx. 0.7 miles away); Anti-Slaveholding Union Baptist Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cabin from Gabriel Mills Area
Kenney's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
2. Kenney's Fort Marker
View looking South of marker.
(approx. mile away); Trinity Lutheran College (approx. 1.6 miles away); Olson House (approx. 1.7 miles away); A. J. and Carolina Anderson House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Round Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on December 29, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Kenney Fort - City of Round Rock. (Submitted on May 29, 2016, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Kenney's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
3. Kenney's Fort Marker
View looking West-Southwest from marker.
Kenney's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
4. Kenney's Fort Marker
View looking East-Northeast from marker.
Kenney's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
5. Kenney's Fort Marker
View looking Southeast of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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