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

Barker House

 
 
Barker House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson
1. Barker House Marker
Inscription.  E. B. and Mary Harvey Barker bought this house of locally quarried limestone in May 1873. The Barkers, who resided on a farm at Rice’s Crossing (20 mi. E), lived here during the winter season so that their eight children could attend school in Round Rock. Their son, Dudley, became a noted Texas Ranger; he returned to the house in 1940 to etch his birth date on an interior wall. As an intact example of a vernacular center-passage house, the dwelling is a vivid reminder of pioneer architecture.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12298.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1873.
 
Location. 30° 30.871′ N, 97° 41.635′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Ledbetter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1113 Ledbetter Street, Round Rock TX 78681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Round Rock Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); William M. Owen House Complex
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Round Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Education in Round Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Pioneer Builders (approx. ¾ mile away); Harrell Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sam Bass' Death Site (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Rock.
 
Barker House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson
2. Barker House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,502 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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