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

A. S. Mason House

 
 
A. S. Mason House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, May 5, 2007
1. A. S. Mason House Marker
Inscription.  Local farmer Alpheus S. Mason (1839–1926) constructed this house about 1866. Situated on Bagdad Road, an important early military and commercial route in central Texas, the home features a double-galleried porch with Victorian detailing. Mason, a veteran of the Civil War, was instrumental in the early growth of Bagdad (now a ghost town) and Leander (3 Mi. NE) through his leadership in church, business, Masonic, and political activities.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13802.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 30° 34.012′ N, 97° 51.977′ W. Marker is in Leander, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Bagdad Road. Across from city park, S of FM 2243 and W of US 183. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leander TX 78641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heinatz Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bagdad Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Leander Schools (approx. 0.9 miles
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away); Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leander United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leander Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Pickle-Mason House (approx. one mile away); Webster Massacre (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leander.
 
A. S. Mason House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, May 5, 2007
2. A. S. Mason House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,026 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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