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

Leander

 
 
Leander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Leander Marker
Inscription. Leander grew from the once thriving town of Bagdad, founded in 1854 (1 mi. W). when the Austin & Northwestern Railroad bypassed Bagdad in 1882, a new town was surveyed and named for railroad official Leander Brown (1817-89). Homes and businesses from the older community quickly moved to the new site along the rail line.The post office was brought here from Bagdad in 1882. The school started here in 1893 has grown into the largest school district in Williamson County. Originally in a rural area, Leander had boomed in recent years due to Highland Lakes development.
 
Erected 1975 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9259.)
 
Location. 30° 34.606′ N, 97° 51.131′ W. Marker is in Leander, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on U.S. 183 near Atkins Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leander TX 78646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster Massacre (here, next to this marker); Leanderthal Lady (a few steps from this marker); Leander United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leander Presbyterian Church
Leander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 10, 2013
2. Leander Marker
View of marker and adjacent markers in context. Looking north up 183.
(approx. mile away); Leander Schools (approx. mile away); Pickle-Mason House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.6 miles away); A. S. Mason House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leander.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official website of the City of Leander. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Handbook of Texas Online entry for Leander, Texas. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Leander, Texas. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Leander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
3. Leander Marker
Looking north from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 7 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. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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