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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)

 
 
Walter Moses Burton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & PoliticsLaw Enforcement.
 
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.
 
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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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Randal Jones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Morton (about 300 feet away); Fort Bend County Jail (about 500 feet away); John McNabb (about 600 feet away); McNabb House (about 600 feet away); Morton Cemetery Veterans Flag Pole (about 600 feet 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 Humble, Texas.) 
 
Walter Moses Burton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
2. Walter Moses Burton Marker
Walter Moses Burton Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
3. Walter Moses Burton Gravesite
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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