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

Mills Roberson “Burney” Parker

(March 18, 1874 - October 12, 1932)

 
 
Mills Roberson “Burney” Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 19, 2021
1. Mills Roberson “Burney” Parker Marker
Inscription.  

A native Texan and the grandson of a pioneer Nueces County Sheriff, Milas Roberson "Burney" Parker grew up in Lee and Washington counties. He served as Washington County Road Superintendent for fourteen years before he was elected county treasurer in 1908. He resigned that office in 1914 to run for Sheriff, a position he held during the difficult period of World War I and Prohibition. In 1926 Parker and his family moved to Houston, where he died in 1932.
Recorded - 1990
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8377.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. 30° 9.275′ N, 96° 24.542′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Prairie Lea Street and West 6th Street. The marker is located in the south central section of the Lea Prairie Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1004 Prairie Lea Street, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Petty (about 300 feet away, measured in
Mills Roberson “Burney” Parker Marker and his grave stone to the left image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 19, 2021
2. Mills Roberson “Burney” Parker Marker and his grave stone to the left
a direct line); Moses Baine (about 400 feet away); Prairie Lea Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Blinn College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brenham Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Hogan Funeral Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
The Mills Roberson “Burney” Parker Marker and grave at the Prairie Lea Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 19, 2021
3. The Mills Roberson “Burney” Parker Marker and grave at the Prairie Lea Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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