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

Luther Stearns, Sr.

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

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By Keith Peterson, June 28, 2007
1. Luther Stearns, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  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 the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9344.)
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. Dr. James Lee Dickey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bill Pickett (was approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); City of Taylor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Preslar-Hewitt Building
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Eikel-Prewitt Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Taylor (approx. mile away); First Christian Church of Taylor (approx. mile away); Taylor National Bank (approx. mile 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 9 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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