Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Burial Site of David G. Burnet (1788-1870)
Provisional President of Texas (March 16, 1836 - Oct. 22, 1836)
As an idealistic youth, he took part in the Miranda Expeditions (1806 and 1808) to free Venezuela from Spain, almost losing his life to yellow fever.
He bought a trading post, 1817, in Louisiana, but had to sell it after developing tuberculosis. Though weak from the disease, he rode to West Texas, where he fell into the hands of unusually friendly Comanches. He lived with them for 18 months, thus becoming an expert on the pre-settlement days of these Indians.
Burnet began his statesman's career in 1833 when Texas was beginning her fight for independence from Mexico. In 1836, he ran as a compromise candidate for the presidency of the Republic of Texas and won by 6 votes. His interim government was mainly concerned with winning military victory and escaping, sometimes only by minutes, Mexican troops.
In later years, he held various offices under the Republic
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 261.)
Location. 29° 16.316′ N, 94° 49.476′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on 57th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located just inside the entrance to Lakeview Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 57th Street, Galveston TX 77551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rev. Henry P. Young (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Tennant Austin (about 500 feet away); Peter Leroy Colombo (approx. ¼ mile away); "Ducky's Beach" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valentine T. Dalton (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Italian Vault (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beach Invertebrates (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. While this marker is positioned close to the entrance of Lakeview Cemetery, Burnet's actual burial site is located in the far northern section of the cemetery. His grave marker can be found near the coordinates 29°16'23.5"N 94°49'33.9"W.
Also see . . . Burnet, David Gouverneur - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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