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

Leander

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. Leander Marker
Inscription. Leander grew from the once thriving town of Bagdad, founded in 1854 (1 mi. W). when the Austin & Northwestern Railroad bypassed Bagdad in 1882, a new town was surveyed and named for railroad official Leander Brown (1817-89). Homes and businesses from the older community quickly moved to the new site along the rail line.The post office was brought here from Bagdad in 1882. The school started here in 1893 has grown into the largest school district in Williamson County. Originally in a rural area, Leander had boomed in recent years due to Highland Lakes development.
 
Erected 1975 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9259.)
 
Location. 30° 34.606′ N, 97° 51.131′ W. Marker is in Leander, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on U.S. 183 near Atkins Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leander TX 78646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster Massacre (here, next to this marker); Leanderthal Lady (a few steps from this marker); Leander United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leander Schools (approx. mile
Leander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 10, 2013
2. Leander Marker
View of marker and adjacent markers in context. Looking north up 183.
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. Official website of the City of Leander. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Leander, TX. Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas (Submitted on March 2, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

3. Wikipedia entry for Leander, Texas. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
4. Leander, Texas History. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 2, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Leander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
3. Leander Marker
Looking north from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. 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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