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

Luther Stearns, Sr.

(Nov. 6, 1784 - Jan. 26, 1859)

Luther Stearns, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, June 28, 2007
1. Luther Stearns, Sr. Marker

Born in Chesterfield, Mass., Luther Stearns lived in the frontier regions of four states before moving to newly formed Williamson Co., Texas, in 1848. In 1850 he bought 650 acres on the San Gabriel River, where he built a 1-1/2 story log home and farmed the land. Upon his death, Stearns was buried near his home in the family cemetery, which was destroyed early in the 20th century. Near this marker is the grave of his youngest son, H. T.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9344.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 30° 34.456′ N, 97° 23.92′ W. Marker is in Taylor, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street (County Road 427). Marker is in the Taylor City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 E 4th St, Taylor TX 76574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Veterans of Taylor, Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taylor City Cemetery War Memorial
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. James Lee Dickey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tex Avery (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Taylor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bill Pickett (approx. 0.7 miles away); Preslar-Hewitt Building (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylor.
Also see . . .  Taylor City Cemetery. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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