“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Webberville in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Webberville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Webberville Marker
Inscription. This community was named for John F. Webber (1793-1882) who received a land grant in 1827 and settled in this area with his African American wife and children. A post office was established in 1846 for Webber’s Prairie, and by 1853 the name was changed to Webberville. Based on a cotton farming economy, the town later included gristmills, cotton mills, general stores, schools, churches, and a cemetery. The post office was discontinued in 1903. A ferry crossing on the Colorado River ceased operation in the 1920s.
Erected 1997 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12251.)
Location. 30° 13.538′ N, 97° 30.84′ W. Marker is in Webberville, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Weber St. Touch for map. Just off FM-969. Marker is in this post office area: Manor TX 78653, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webberville Ebenezer Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph J. Manor Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); David Crawford Edmiston (approx. 1½ miles away); James Euwin Edmiston (approx. 1½ miles away); George Self
Webberville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 21, 2015
2. Webberville Marker
View of Webberville Marker, Ebenezer Baptist Church in background.
(approx. 1½ miles away); Union Lee Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman (approx. 2.9 miles away); Haynie Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Webberville.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Webberville School 1897 image. Click for full size.
3. Webberville School 1897
Handwritten note on the back reads,
"Belle H. Burleson, Webberville School, when I was 10 years old. Taken Dec. 11, 1897."
Belle is near the right in a polka dot dress, behind two boys with dark coats. Belle Hay Burleson's brother was Texas Grey Burleson. It is unknown whether he is in this photo.
The slate in the photo reads,
"Flora Dew (? difficult to read) Webberville, Dec. 11, 97." Belle married Rufus Lockwood. Their children were Mary (died as infant, buried in Lockwood Cemetery), Mable (died as infant, buried in Lockwood Cementery), Jesse Grey Lockwood. Helen Louise Lockwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on April 22, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Kenneth Grey Wilson of Dripping Springs, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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