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Caldwell in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence

 
 
Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence Marker
Inscription. When Mexican Dictator Santa Anna revoked national rights, 30 or more men from this sparsely settled area left to resist his armies: in Grass Fight (Nov. 26, 1835), Siege of Bexar (Dec. 5-9) and other actions. While able men were absent, the foe came within 40 miles of here, pillaging the country. Civilians fled over the swollen Brazos, toward safety in the United States. Their men on April 21, 1836, helped win Battle of San Jacinto and Independence. Some were in Regular Infantry Company A; Companies C, F, and H, 1st Regiment, and 4th Company, 2nd Regiment, Texas Volunteers.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 7569.)
 
Location. 30° 31.929′ N, 96° 41.605′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is on West Fox Street east of South Echols Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Buck Street, Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burleson County, C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Burleson County in World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Caldwell
Burleson County Courthouse -- Side Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Burleson County Courthouse -- Side Entrance
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Burleson County (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Kings Highway (approx. 6.6 miles away); Cooks Point (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
Also see . . .  Burleson County Website. (Submitted on June 11, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
Abandoned Post Office Across the Street from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
3. Abandoned Post Office Across the Street from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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