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

Buda

 
 
Buda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 26, 2012
1. Buda Marker
Inscription. Originally known as Du Pre, Buda was founded along a line of the International and Great Northern Railroad. Cornelia A. Trimble gave land for the townsite in 1881. The name “Buda” was adopted in the late 1880s, although its origin is unclear. According to popular legends, it was either related to Budapest, Hungary, or evolved from the Spanish word for widow viuda and honored the women who cooked in one of the local hotels. Buda was once the site of a variety of businesses, including a theater, skating rink, newspaper, and two banks. The town was incorporated in 1948.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10240.)
 
Location. 30° 4.954′ N, 97° 50.545′ W. Marker is in Buda, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Loop State Highway 4) and Ash Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Main Street, Buda TX 78610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McElroy-Severn House (approx. half a mile away); Antioch Colony (approx. half a mile away); Live Oak Cemetery
Buda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 26, 2012
2. Buda Marker
Marker with Public Library in background.
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Manchaca United Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Education in Manchaca (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite (approx. 5.9 miles away); Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buda.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Historic Stagecoach Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 26, 2012
3. Historic Stagecoach Park Marker
Marker in nearby "Historic" Stagecoach Park.
Historic Stagecoach Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 26, 2012
4. Historic Stagecoach Park Marker
Photo of the "Historic" Stagecoach Park marker in context.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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