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

Red Brick School

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, September 15, 2019
1. Red Brick School Marker
Inscription.  The red brick school was built on property bequeathed by early Burnet County pioneer Peter Kerr. Kerr migrated to what would become Burnet County in 1849. Active in the land and cattle business, he laid out the town of Hamilton, later renamed Burnet. When Kerr died in 1861, he left money to establish the Peter Kerr college in Burnet. However, two of Kerr’s nephews had the will annulled, gifting only two acres for educational use. A schoolhouse stood on the property from 1874 until 1927, when the red brick school was built in its place. The school served as a high school until 1942, when it housed grades one through eight. Today it stands as a reminder of Burnet early founders’ dedication to education.
 
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18441.)
 
Location. 30° 45.658′ N, 98° 13.631′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on North Pierce Street south of East Johnson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 North Pierce Street, Burnet TX 78611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Red Brick School & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 15, 2019
2. Red Brick School & Marker
Wide view of marker and school.
are within walking distance of this marker. Old Cook Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Russell-McFarland Homestead (about 700 feet away); Burnet County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); General Adam R. Johnson (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Badger Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Burnet Bulletin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Galloway House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2019, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2019, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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