Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Beverly W. Kerr (1861 - 1941) and his wife Lula B. Kerr (1867 - 1944) were leaders in local church and civic affairs. Beverly was director of the Kerr Orchestra which played for community events, and Lula was the first primary teacher at Emile School in Bastrop. She taught music for 40 years. In 1914 Beverly and Lula established the Kerr Community Center.
Erected 2005 by Bastrop County Historical Society & Kerr Descendant Nelia Kerr Greene.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 30° 6.952′ N, 97° 18.403′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 95, 0.1 miles north of Farm Street. The marker is located in the northwestern section of the Fairview Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1307 State Hwy 95, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairview Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Rangers (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dunbar (within shouting distance of this marker); War Babies (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); H.N. (Man) Bell (about 400 feet away); Robert Love Reding (about 500 feet away); Jesse Halderman (about 600 feet away); Campbell Taylor (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Also see . . . Kerr, Robert A. (1842–1912).
Robert A. Kerr, political leader, state legislator, and civic leader in Bastrop, Texas, was probably born in December 1842 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of a White father, known as Major A. Kerr, and a Black mother. He went to Port Lavaca with his father around 1855. He was taught by(Submitted on April 20, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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