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

Webster Massacre

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. Webster Massacre Marker
Inscription. 1 miles east to the graves of the victims of the
Webster Massacre
which occurred August 27, 1839 when John Webster and a party of about thirty, en route to a land grant in Burnet County, were attacked by a band of Comanche Indians. After attempting to flee under cover of darkness, they were trapped on an open prairie. Mrs. Webster and her two children were made prisoners, all the others were killed. In death they rest together in one grave.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 9368.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 34.606′ N, 97° 51.131′ W. Marker is in Leander, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on North Bell Boulevard (Business U.S. 183), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 South Hwy 183, Leander TX 78641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leander (here, next to this marker); Leanderthal Lady (a few steps from this marker); Leander United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2
Webster Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Webster Massacre Marker
miles away); Leander Schools (approx. mile away); Leander Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Pickle-Mason House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.6 miles away); A. S. Mason House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leander.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical marker at actual grave site. This is a link to the historical marker at the actual grave site about 2 miles east of Leander. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. Webster Massacre. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 2, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
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Webster Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 10, 2013
3. Webster Massacre Marker
View of this marker and adjacent markers in context. Looking north up 183.
Webster Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
4. Webster Massacre Marker
Looking north from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 142 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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