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Near Pattison in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Judge Edwin Waller

(March 16, 1800 - January 3, 1881)

 
 
Judge Edwin Waller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 23, 2020
1. Judge Edwin Waller Marker
Inscription.  Virginia native Edwin Waller migrated to Texas from Missouri in 1831 as part of Stephen F. Austin's third colony. An active participant in the earliest stages of Texas' struggle for independence, Waller participated in the 1832 Battle of Velasco, served as Alcalde of Brazoria, and represented the town of Columbia in the Consultation of 1835 at San Felipe.

A framer of Texas' Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Waller also served in the army during the 1836 Texas Revolution. After the war he became Postmaster General and later a land commissioner for the new Republic. In 1839, as a government agent, he platted the townsite of Austin, the new capital of Texas. The next year he became the first mayor of the city. Resigning during his first term, he moved to his plantation home, just north of this site.

The Waller plantation was the center of a large rural area. Here Waller opened a post office and store and provided for a school and church. For many years he also served as Austin County Judge. In 1873 a new county, which included this area, was formed from Austin and Grimes Counties and named in his honor. Buried
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on his plantation, his body was later reinterred in the state cemetery at Austin.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8117.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 29° 50.113′ N, 96° 1.863′ W. Marker is near Pattison, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1458, 0.1 miles east of Buller Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookshire TX 77423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Best (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stacye Ann Marlin Morgan (approx. 2.2 miles away); James Tarrant Pattison Homesite (approx. 2.3 miles away); Texas Western Narrow Gauge Depot (approx. 2˝ miles away); Spanish Town (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bottomland Farms (approx. 4.4 miles away); A Home on Commerce Square (approx. 4.4 miles away); Building the Town (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pattison.
 
Also see . . .  Waller, Edwin Leonard - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Judge Edwin Waller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, February 23, 2020
2. Judge Edwin Waller Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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