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Near Webberville in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Reuben Hornsby

1793-1879

 
 
Reuben Hornsby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 30, 2011
1. Reuben Hornsby Marker
Inscription.
First Settler in
Travis County. Surveyor with
Stephen F. Austin's Little
Colony.
He surveyed the site of this
settlement in 1830.
In July 1832 with his family
he established his home
at this place, since called
Hornsby's Bend

 
Location. 30° 15.304′ N, 97° 36.512′ W. Marker is near Webberville, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Farm to Market 969 0.2 miles east of N Farm to Market Rd 9737, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12100 FM 969, Austin TX 78725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Williams, Howell Hoggett, William Atkinson, Daniel Hornsby (approx. 0.8 miles away); Josephus Hornsby (approx. 0.8 miles away); Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 3.8 miles away); Del Valle Army Air Base (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 4.5 miles away); First Colored Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bethany Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Colorado, or Coleman's Fort. Fort Colorado,
Reuben Hornsby Marker with view of country side behind image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 30, 2011
2. Reuben Hornsby Marker with view of country side behind
commonly known as Coleman's Fort, was established for the protection of Hornsby's Bend and neighboring areas. (Submitted on April 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. Link to marker for the Webster Massacre. The party headed by John Webster, which culminated in what is known as the Webster Massacre, began their journey here at Hornsby Bend. (Submitted on November 19, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Reuben Hornsby Marker in context of roadside pullover image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 30, 2011
3. Reuben Hornsby Marker in context of roadside pullover
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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