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Near Webberville in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Reuben Hornsby

1793-1879

 
 
Reuben Hornsby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 30, 2011
1. Reuben Hornsby Marker
Inscription.  
First Settler in
Travis County. Surveyor with
Stephen F. Austin's Little
Colony.
He surveyed the site of this
settlement in 1830.
In July 1832 with his family
he established his home
at this place, since called
Hornsby's Bend

 
Erected 1933.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1832.
 
Location. 30° 15.304′ N, 97° 36.512′ W. Marker is near Webberville, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Route 969, 0.2 miles east of Route 9737, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12100 FM 969, Austin TX 78725, 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. Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby (approx. 0.8 miles away); Josephus Hornsby (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Williams and Howell Haggett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 3.8 miles away); Del Valle Army Air Base
Reuben Hornsby Marker in context of roadside pullover image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 30, 2011
2. Reuben Hornsby Marker in context of roadside pullover
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 4˝ miles away); First Colored Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bethany Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Regarding Reuben Hornsby. The Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, held at Austin, Texas on March 15-17, 1934, noted that: "We are extremely pleased to report that the marker to our ancestor, Reuben Hornsby, was unveiled in Hornsby Bend on August 20, 1933, exactly one hundred years after Reuben Hornsby and his family settled in what is now known as Hornsby Bend. The unveiling was preceded by a program."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Site of Fort Colorado (Also called Coleman’s Fort); "Webster Massacre"
 
Reuben Hornsby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 30, 2011
3. Reuben Hornsby Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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