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

John Wheeler Bunton

 
 
John Wheeler Bunton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 7, 2020
1. John Wheeler Bunton Marker
Inscription.  Born in Sumner County, Tenn., John Wheeler Bunton migrated to Texas in 1833. To secure freedom for his new homeland, he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, helped draft a constitution, and fought in the Siege of Bexar and the Battle of San Jacinto. A lawyer, rancher, and owner of extensive lands, Bunton served in the 1st and 3rd congresses of the Republic of Texas. He lived in Austin and Bastrop counties before settling in Hays County near Mountain City. Originally buried in this county, Bunton was reinterred in the state cemetery in Austin in 1932.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10243.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 59.315′ N, 97° 52.632′ W. Marker is in Kyle, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of South Burleson Street and West Center Street, on the right when traveling north on South Burleson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 S Burleson St, Kyle TX 78640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
John Wheeler Bunton Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 7, 2020
2. John Wheeler Bunton Marker Area
marker. Kyle (within shouting distance of this marker); Old D. A. Young Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Kyle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lex Word and the Bon Ton (about 600 feet away); Cora Jackman Donalson House (about 800 feet away); The Kyle Auction Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Katherine Anne Porter (approx. 0.2 miles away); WPA Projects at Kyle School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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