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

Holland Springs

 

(300 Yards West)

 
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By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
1. Holland Springs Marker
Inscription. Indians had probably visited these clear, cool springs for centuries when, in 1847, Henry E. McCulloch established a Ranger camp here, on Hamilton Creek. A year later, Samuel E. Holland (1826-1917), a Georgian, decided while visiting the camp that this lush valley was an ideal setting for a farm and home. He thus bought 1,280 acres here to become the first permanent settler in what was later Burnet County.

In 1849 McCulloch's Ranger camp gave way to Fort Croghan. This site eventually developed, through the efforts of Holland, into a busy pioneer community.
 
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9719.)
 
Location. 30° 43.232′ N, 98° 13.355′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on CR-340 0.1 miles south of 340A, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnet TX 78611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magill Family Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Whitaker Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rocky Rest (approx. 2.4 miles away); Oldest Commercial Building in Burnet
Holland Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
2. Holland Springs Marker
Looking South.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); The Galloway House (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Burnet Bulletin (approx. 2.5 miles away); Airy Mount Barn (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Badger Building (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online. Holland Springs, TX (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

2. Handbook of Texas Online. Henry E. McCulloch (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

3. Handbook of Texas Online. Samuel E. Holland (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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