Near Mason in Mason County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Homesite of John O. Meusebach, 1812-1897
(1/4 mi. SE, in Loyal Valley)
By 1848, German colonization reached area under direction of John O. Meusebach, who succeeded Prince Carol of Solms-Braunfels as colony leader and who signed treaty with Comanches allowing peaceful settlement of the land between the Llano and San Saba rivers. He later retired here to a 640-acre farm where he died.
His colonists have influenced Texas through their ingenuity, thrift and enterprise. They came seeking political and personal freedom and remained to create a unique culture through their blending of German custom with American necessity.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11288.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 30° 35.04′ N, 99° 0.907′ W. Marker is near Mason, Texas, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 87 and Ranch to Market Road 2242, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 87. Marker is located at the northern intersection of Ranch Road 2242 and US 87. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mason TX 76856, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Herman and Willie Lehmann (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bethel M.E. Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Marschall - Meusebach Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); John O. Meusebach (approx. 7 miles away); Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Diedrich Rode Complex (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Cherry Spring School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mason.
Also see . . .
1. Homesite of John O. Meusebach - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 25, 2015.)
2. John O. Meusebach. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 25, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.