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

Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence

 
 
Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence Marker
Inscription. When Mexican Dictator Santa Anna revoked national rights, 30 or more men from this sparsely settled area left to resist his armies in Grass Fight (Nov. 26, 1835), Siege of Bexar (Dec. 5-9) and other actions. While able men were absent, the foe came within 40 miles of here, pillaging the country. Civilians fled over the swollen Brazos, toward safety in the United States. Their men on April 21, 1836, helped win Battle of San Jacinto and Independence. Some were in Regular Infantry Company A; Companies C, F, and H, 1st Regiment, and 4th Company, 2nd Regiment, Texas Volunteers.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 7569.)
 
Location. 30° 31.932′ N, 96° 41.608′ W. Marker is in Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is on West Fox Street north of South Echols Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Caldwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Burleson County in World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Burleson County
Burleson County Courthouse -- Side Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Burleson County Courthouse -- Side Entrance
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Cemetery (approx. mile away); Moseley's Ferry (approx. 10.9 miles away); Route of El Camino Real (approx. 13.7 miles away); Site of the Somerville Harvey House (approx. 16.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
Also see . . .  Burleson County Website. (Submitted on June 11, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
Abandoned Post Office Across the Street from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
3. Abandoned Post Office Across the Street from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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