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

Burnet County

Burnet County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 17, 2020
1. Burnet County Marker
In memory of the Pioneer Settlers of
Burnet County
Samuel L. Holland, first settler, 1848. Logan Vandeveer, Peter Kerr, William H. Magill, Noah Smithwick, Jesse Burnam, R. H. Hall, General Adam R. Johnson, Captain Christian Dorbandt and to those pioneers who pushed into this wilderness and established here the first traces of human habitation, unknown planters sowing seeds for a new civilization. They marked for us our channels of trade and industry, built the first schools and churches, and after the tumult of Indian depredations and the terrible scars of Civil War, returned and again took up the ax and plow and brought new acres into cultivation. Most of them died in obscurity and were laid to rest in the county of their adoption. As the rank and file of our pioneers we honor their memory for the deeds they performed and the doctrines they taught.

Fort Croghan
Established here March 18, 1849, abandoned by troops in December 1853, permanently abandoned 1855.

Burnet County created February 5, 1852, organized August 28, 1852 by Logan Vandeveer, William H. Magill, R. H. Hall,
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Holland Springs, first settlement in 1848,
Fort Croghan established, 1849,
Mormon Mill built, 1850,
Black's Fort built, 1851,
Smithwick Mill established, 1855

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.

Erected 1936 by the State of Texas.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 5, 1852.
Location. 30° 45.433′ N, 98° 13.603′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Street and South Pierce Street, on the left when traveling west on East Washington Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Burnet County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 South Pierce Street, Burnet TX 78611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Burnet County (a few steps from this marker); General Adam R. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Badger Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Burnet County Jail
Burnet County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 17, 2020
2. Burnet County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Burnet Bulletin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Galloway House (about 500 feet away); Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet (about 600 feet away); Old Cook Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
More about this marker. This marker does not appear in the Texas Historical Commission Atlas, despite it being placed by the State during the Centennial celebrations.
Also see . . .  Burnet County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on May 31, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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