Near Cedar Creek in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bluﬀ Trail Overlook
WILBARGER, JOSIAH PUGH (1801-1844) Josiah Pugh Wilbarger was one of the earliest settlers in Texas. Wilbarger and his wife Margaret arrived at Matagorda on Dec. 26, 1827. Wilbarger taught at Matagorda for a year before moving to La Grange, where he taught and did surveying until he settled in Stephen F. Austin's colony in a bend of the Colorado River 10 miles above the site of present Bastrop. This is the land on the opposite side of the river. He was granted a league of land (about 4,428 acres) in January 1832. In August 1833, Wilbarger was a member of a surveying party that was attacked
Location. 30° 8.924′ N, 97° 27.178′ W. Marker is near Cedar Creek, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from Hyatt Lost Pines Road north of Texas Highway 71, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in McKinney Roughs Park at the Bluff Trail Overlook on the Bluff Trail Loop hiking trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1884 State Highway 71 W, Cedar Creek TX 78612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilbarger's Bend (approx. 2.9 miles away); Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman (approx. 5.3 miles away); George Self (approx. 6 miles away); Joseph J. Manor Cemetery (approx. 6 miles David Crawford Edmiston (approx. 6 miles away); James Euwin Edmiston (approx. 6 miles away); Webberville Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 6.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is a plaque mounted on the rail fence overlooking the Colorado River.
Also see . . . Josiah P. Wilbarger. Wikipedia article (Submitted on November 23, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. 3. submitted on November 24, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.