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Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Walter Moses Burton

(August 9, 1840 - June 4, 1913)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
1. Walter Moses Burton Marker
Inscription.  Born a slave in North Carolina, Walter Moses Burton was brought to Texas about 1860. At the end of the Civil War, he purchased land from his former owner, Thomas B. Burton, from whom he had also learned to read and write. Walter Burton became a successful farmer and in 1869 was elected sheriff of Fort Bend County. He was elected to the Texas Senate in 1873 and served four terms, representing Fort Bend, Wharton, Waller, and Austin counties. Retiring from the Senate in 1882, he returned to farming and remained active in local politics until his death.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8982.)
 
Location. 29° 35.111′ N, 95° 45.843′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on an unnamed cemetery road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Morton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North 2nd Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Jefferson Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); H. Schumacher Oil Works
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By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
2. Walter Moses Burton Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Randal Jones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bend County Jail (about 500 feet away); John McNabb (about 600 feet away); McNabb House (about 600 feet away); Morton Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Jane Long Boarding House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Burton, Walter Moses - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
3. Walter Moses Burton Gravesite
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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