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Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Former Town of Lyons

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, October 22, 2016
1. Lyons Marker
Inscription. Early town on land grant of Keziah Cryer. Named for settler James Lyons, killed by 1837 Indian raiders, who kidnapped his son Warren.

In 1860s town had stores, Masonic Lodge, school, post office and was on "Cotton Road" to Mexico, but it died in 1870s when the Southern Pacific Railroad was built.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3156.)
 
Location. 29° 39.558′ N, 96° 54.2′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on Kessler Avenue (U.S. 77) south of Vacek Loop, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catholic Life Insurance (approx. 4.3 miles away); Creuzbaur's Battery, C.S.A. (approx. 4.3 miles away); Dubina (approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of Burnam's Ferry (approx. 11.8 miles away); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 12 miles away); Old Osage (approx. 12 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 13 miles away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lyons, Texas, article in Handbook of Texas Online
Lyons Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, October 22, 2016
2. Lyons Marker Location
. (Submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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