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Caldwell in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Burleson County

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
1. Burleson County Marker
Inscription.  Farmed early as 1744 by Indians under guidance of Spanish missionaries. In 1830, Ft. Tenoxtitlan, guarding Brazos crossing, San Antonio Road, attracted Anglo-Texans, who lived off wild game in early years.

County created and organized in 1846. Named for Gen. Edward Burleson (1798-1851), veteran of Battle of San Jacinto; Indian fighter; Republic of Texas Vice-President and Senator, later a State Senator. County seat, Caldwell (named for Mathew Caldwell, signer of Declaration of Independence).

During the Civil War, furnished troops, cotton and food to Confederate Texas.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 7553.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 32.249′ N, 96° 41.566′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is at the intersection of Presidential Corridor East (State Highway 21) and North Green Street (State Highway 36), on the right when traveling east on
Burleson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
2. Burleson County Marker
Presidential Corridor East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burleson County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Mitchell (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Burleson County (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Caldwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burleson County in World War II (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Tenoxtitlan (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial celebrations. It was restored with new text in 1965.
 
Also see . . .  Burleson County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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More. Search the internet for Burleson County.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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