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Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Former Town of Lyons

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, October 22, 2016
1. Lyons Marker
Inscription.  Early town on land grant of Keziah Cryer. Named for settler James Lyons, killed by 1837 Indian raiders, who kidnapped his son Warren.

In 1860s town had stores, Masonic Lodge, school, post office and was on "Cotton Road" to Mexico, but it died in 1870s when the Southern Pacific Railroad was built.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3156.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 39.558′ N, 96° 54.2′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on Kessler Avenue (U.S. 77) south of Vacek Loop, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turner Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bermuda Valley Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. James Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Anderson Place
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By Gregory Walker, October 22, 2016
2. Lyons Marker Location
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Schulenburg (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Schulenburg City Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
 
Also see . . .  Lyons, Texas, article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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