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

William B. Bridgers

(1795-1853)

 
 
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By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. William B. Bridgers Marker
Inscription.  

As a member of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300," William B. Bridgers received land in Texas in 1824. He and his wife, Cynthia Ross (died c. 1831), had three daughters. Bridgers was a member of Capt. John Alley's company, which rushed to aid Col. John H. Moore of Fayette County during the Texas Revolution. He married Eliza Lyons Tribble and moved to Fayette County. They owned land in four counties and were the parents of six children. A farmer, rancher and hat maker by trade, William B. Bridgers served as a Fayette County Justice of the Peace and Postmaster of Lyons. His burial site is undocumented, but possibly he is buried here in the Lyons Family Cemetery.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12433.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw EnforcementWar, Texas IndependenceWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 29° 41.121′ N, 96° 55.161′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be
The William B. Bridgers Marker is on the left of the two markers. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. The William B. Bridgers Marker is on the left of the two markers.
reached from the intersection of Eilers Street and Schultz Avenue. The marker is located in the north section of the Schulenburg City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 Eilers Street, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lyons Family Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulenburg City Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. James Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schulenburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Turner Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Schulenburg Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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