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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence.
 
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. Located at Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Buck Street, Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Burleson County Courthouse -- Side Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Burleson County Courthouse -- Side Entrance
walking distance of this marker. 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 (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); Caldwell National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old City Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Burleson County (approx. 0.4 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.)
 
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. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, 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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Aug. 11, 2020