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

Site of a Block House

 
 
Site of a Block House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Site of a Block House Marker
Inscription. Built by Texas Rangers under Captain John J. Tumlinson in 1836. Destroyed by Indians in 1837. This was the first white mans post in Williamson County.
 
Erected 1936. (Marker Number 9033.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 32.579′ N, 97° 50.36′ W. Marker is in Leander, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Block House Drive and North Bell Boulevard, in the median on Block House Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leander TX 78641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Hope First Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. mile away); Cedar Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 1.9 miles away); A. S. Mason House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Leander Schools (approx. 2.3 miles away); Webster Massacre (approx. 2 miles away); Leander (approx. 2 miles away); Leanderthal Lady (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leander.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tumlinson Fort. Handbook of Texas Online.
Site of a Block House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, June 27, 2009
2. Site of a Block House Marker
View of the marker in context, at the entrance to Block House Creek subdivision.
(Submitted on October 10, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. The Tumlinson Blockhouse. Williamson County Historical Commission. (Submitted on February 28, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Site of a Block House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
3. Site of a Block House Marker
View from across N Bell Blvd. (U.S. Hwy 183).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 144 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 2, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on February 28, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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