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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bastrop, Texas

Clickable Map of Bastrop County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bastrop County, TX (91) Caldwell County, TX (65) Fayette County, TX (149) Lee County, TX (38) Travis County, TX (510) Williamson County, TX (237)  BastropCounty(91) Bastrop County (91)  CaldwellCounty(65) Caldwell County (65)  FayetteCounty(149) Fayette County (149)  LeeCounty(38) Lee County (38)  TravisCounty(510) Travis County (510)  WilliamsonCounty(237) Williamson County (237)
Bastrop is the county seat for Bastrop County
Bastrop is in Bastrop County
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1 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 15623 — Allen-Fowler House
The Bastrop Academy opened in 1851 with Prof. William J. Hancock of Aberdeen, Mississippi as headmaster. He arrived in early 1852 and built this house for his family and student boarders. The Academy became the Bastrop Military Institute in 1857, . . . Map (db m195984) HM
2 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9157 — Baron de Bastrop Monument
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, 1770-1829. Pioneer Red River empresario. Land Commissioner of Austin’s Colony, member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. Through his . . . Map (db m126756) HM
3 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9150 — Bastrop Christian Church
Founded before 1857. Members first met in courthouse, and then in rock church built on this site in 1867. This New England Victorian building, erected 1895, has the old rock church's bell, which earlier was used on a Colorado River . . . Map (db m196050) HM
4 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9152 — Bastrop County
A part of Austin's grant in 1821 created the municipality of Mina 1834, became the County of Mina in the Republic of Texas 1836 Name changed to "Bastrop" December 18, 1837, in honor of Felipe Enrique Neri Baron de Bastrop, 1770-1829 land . . . Map (db m118740) HM
5 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9153 — Bastrop County Courthouse
Bastrop County Courthouse - 1883 Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1975Map (db m126754) HM
6 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9154 — Bastrop County Jail
Designed by Eugene T. Heiner of Houston, this building was erected in 1891-92 by contractors Martin, Byrne & Johnston. Red brick trim decorates the tan brick walls. A pressed metal cornice encircles the structure, and a mansard roof tops one . . . Map (db m126757) HM
7 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9155 — Bastrop Methodist Church
The nucleus of the present church was formed in 1835 by lay preacher James Gilleland at a time when very few Texans dared to defy Mexican laws outlawing protestant worship. First building for this church was erected 1851, one block north-west of . . . Map (db m196071) HM
8 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9158 — Bastrop Opera House
The Bastrop Opera House was constructed in 1889 by D.S. Green and P.O. Elzner. Elzner, a prominent local merchant, became sole owner in 1901. Over the years, it has been the scene of a variety of entertainment shows. Traveling opera and drama . . . Map (db m195096) HM
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9 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 18050 — Brooks-Wilbarger House
Alexander M. and Althea Brooks built this Greek Revival style home of native cedar and pine by 1851. James Harvey and Dorothy (Olive) Wilbarger acquired the property in 1865. James, son of noted scalping victim Josiah Wilbarger, served as a teenager . . . Map (db m219474) HM
10 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9233 — Campbell Taylor
A Mina Volunteer Who Fought for Texas Independence at San Jacinto, 1836Map (db m196000) HM WM
11 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9163 — Captain James Burleson
Chosen commissary by General Andrew Jackson, War of 1812 Edward Burleson, his son, accompanied him as book-keeper Participated in the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 Served under his son, Edward, Army of Texas, in the Grass . . . Map (db m111111) HM
12 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9174 — Crocheron-McDowall House
New York native Henry Crocheron (1806-1873) and his wife Mary Ann Tipple (1816-1888) built this Greek Revival house about 1857. A prominent businessman with interests in lumbering, land, and cotton. Crocheron was one of Bastrop's earliest leaders in . . . Map (db m195978) HM
13 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 7162 — Dr. Sayer's Office
Site - sold 1835 to John F. Webber by Ayuntamiento of Mina - by 1855 was occupied by structure built of local brick and "Lost Pines" wood. Among physicians who had offices in rear was Dr. David Sayers (father of Governor Joseph D. Sayers), . . . Map (db m196134) HM
14 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9151 — Early History of the City of Bastrop
Long before white men arrived, this region was inhabited by Tonkawa and Comanche Indians. In 1691 the first Spanish explorers crossed this territory en route to east Texas. From their route, parts of “El Camino Real” (the King's . . . Map (db m126751) HM
15 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13216 — Fairview Cemetery
The City of Bastrop was first laid out between 1830 and 1832. Included in the initial community plat was a twelve-acre cemetery overlooking the colony. Tradition holds that the first known grave was that of Sarah Wells (d. 1831), a child of early . . . Map (db m117717) HM
16 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9185 — Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop1770 - 1829
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop 1770 - 1829 Pioneer Red River empresario. Land commissioner of Austin's colony. Member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. In . . . Map (db m111113) HM
17 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 12528 — First Baptist Church of Bastrop
On August 3, 1850, Elder G.G. Baggerly, pastor at the First Baptist Church of Austin, organized the Missionary Baptist Church of Bastrop with eleven members. On September 5, 1850, the new church sent its first messengers to the Colorado Baptist . . . Map (db m65220) HM
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18 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9188 — First National Bank of Bastrop
First bank in county. In early days, money for safekeeping was placed with mercantile firms. Organized as "Bank of Bastrop County," in March 1889; became a national bank on Aug. 10, 1889. Presidents of this bank have been J.C. Buchanan, . . . Map (db m65150) HM
19 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9224 — Governor J. D. Sayers(September 23, 1841 - May 15, 1929)
Joseph Draper Sayers moved to Bastrop with his father, Dr. David Sayers in 1851. His battlefield valor won him post of Adjutant General of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He married Ada Walton, and after Ada died, Orline (Lena) Walton. He was . . . Map (db m195968) HM
20 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 16996 — H. P. Luckett House
In 1892 the city sold the old Bastrop Academy lot to Dr. Humphrey Powell Luckett (1847-1925) and his wife, Frances "Fannie" (Haynie) (1849-1930). The couple married and moved to Bastrop in 1869, raising five sons. By late 1893, their home designed . . . Map (db m65121) HM
21 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9159 — H.N. (Man) Bell(Aug. 27, 1856 - Nov. 15, 1934)
Born in Arkansas. Began work as peace officer, 1882, during infamous "wire cutter" activities (conflict between cattlemen who favored open range and those who bought and fenced land). With two terms as sheriff, gave over 21 years continuous service . . . Map (db m195972) HM
22 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9200 — Hartford Jenkins Home
Built 1906 by J. P. Fowler, Jr. Bought 1912 by Hartford and Beulah Alice (Hemphill) Jenkins, whose heirs still own house. Jenkins, the first county superintendent of schools, also was a county judge, commissioner, and clerk of district . . . Map (db m219441) HM
23 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 12388 — Home Town of Texas Confederate Major Joseph D. Sayers1841 - 1929
(Front) Born Mississippi. Came to Texas 1851. Enlisted here as private 1861. Adjutant 5th Texas Cavalry in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign to make Confederacy an ocean to ocean nation. At age 20 made captain for gallantry in Battle of Valverde. . . . Map (db m126753) HM
24 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9192 — Jesse Halderman
Served in the Volunteer Army of Texas, 1835 A Veteran of San Jacinto 1836Map (db m196003) HM WM
25 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9202 — John Holland Jenkins
Young Soldier in the Texas War for Independence During the San Jacinto Campaign Map (db m196002) HM WM
26 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9147 — Julia Dickinson Allen
Resident of Bastrop County, 1857-1863. Wife of Col. Robert Thomas Pritchard Allen (1812-1888), graduate of West Point, civil engineer, mathematics professor, Methodist preacher, U.S. Mail Agent and co-publisher "Pacific News", San Francisco, . . . Map (db m234967) HM
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27 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9203 — Jung-Pearcy House
1873, built by Joe Jung, a Bohemian - Austrian - American. Has sun dried brick in original two rooms. Purchased by the Pearcy family, 1936. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 19642nd Plaque Entered in the National . . . Map (db m196137) HM
28 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — Kerr
The Hon. Robert A. Kerr, political and civic leader, was born in Louisiana in 1833 and by 1855 had moved to Texas where he served as an election judge for San Patricio, Refugio, Calhoun and Victoria counties. After moving to Bastrop he became the . . . Map (db m195976) HM
29 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9204 — Kesselus Building
William Kesselus, a native of Germany, came to Bastrop in 1853 and established himself as a tailor. In 1891, this building was constructed to replace an earlier frame structure that had housed his shop. After Kesselus died in 1901, his son Will . . . Map (db m196131) HM
30 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 63 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio RoadMarker #63 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m222637) HM
31 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 64 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio RoadMarker #64 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m222639) HM
32 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 65 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio RoadMarker #65 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m222641) HM
33 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 66 — Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio RoadMarker #66 — El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail —
Kings Highway Camino Real Old San Antonio Road Marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m222643) HM
34 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13158 — Kleinert Building
Prussian immigrant Carl Kleinert and his wife, Marie (Wilke), moved to Bastrop in the early 1860s. One of many early German merchants in Bastrop, Kleinert built his grocery and mercantile on this site in 1868. The building has housed many businesses . . . Map (db m196129) HM
35 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9206 — Klockman - Elzner Home
Henry Klockman (1852-1897) and his wife bought this land in 1894 and built this home about 1895. Klockman operated a blacksmith shop until his death. His widow supported their son by taking in boarders. She sold the residence in 1910 to P. O. . . . Map (db m219442) HM
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36 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9208 — Lost Pines of Texas
Located 80 miles west of the main pine belt of Texas, these trees probably were once part of vast, prehistoric pine forests. As land areas gradually rose, possibly due to glacier activity, most of the forests moved east. Ideal local conditions . . . Map (db m126804) HM
37 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 18314 — Mina Ward School
Bastrop was established as a Mexican municipality (later renamed Mina) in 1832. As in many Texas towns, early 20th century grade schools here were segregated into three campuses, with separate facilities for Mexican American, African American and . . . Map (db m130825) HM
38 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13845 — New Red Rock Cemetery
As early as the 1850s, settlers of the community of Red Rock had established homes in this area. In 1870, the Red Rock Post Office opened, and by the mid-1870s, the settlement supported the Red Rock Male and Female Academy. The town grew, with about . . . Map (db m149379) HM
39 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9149 — Old Bastrop Academy Bell
Cast 1850. Bastrop Ladies collected money, and bell was brought here in 1851 by steamer "Water Mockasin". In 1892, no longer used to summon school classes, it was placed in a cupola at the Methodist church; since 1928, in this campanile. . . . Map (db m196064) HM
40 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9221 — Old Red Rock Cemetery
The town of Red Rock grew at the crossing of the Austin - Port Lavaca Stagecoach Road (now FM 812) and the Bastrop - Gonzales Trail (now CR 229). In 1892 the town moved one mile east to the newly-laid railroad. This site, with more than 370 graves, . . . Map (db m149376) HM
41 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9183 — P. O. Elzner House
A native of Germany who came to Bastrop in 1858, P.O. Elzner (1848-1918) erected this Victorian house after purchasing this property in 1878. The site overlooked the Colorado River docks where merchandise for Elzner's store was delivered. The . . . Map (db m196088) HM
42 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 15947 — Primera Baptist Church
On March 1, 1903, Primera Iglesia Bautista organized as the culmination of mission work carried out by Primera Iglesia Bautista of Welder. By 1907, the congregation constructed their first church building. Led by the Rev. Paul C. Bell, the growing . . . Map (db m65155) HM
43 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9220 — Robert Love Reding
Army of Texas • Participated in the Capture of Goliad October 9, 1835 • Signer of the Goliad Declaration of Independence • Born in Tennessee, 1810 • Died 1849Map (db m195970) HM
44 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9223 — Rockne
Beginning as a farming community, Rockne traces its roots to German settlers who came to the area in the 1840s. In November 1846, the Daniel and Mortiz Lehman families arrived at Indianola, Texas from Schlesien, Prussia. They soon settled in this . . . Map (db m118404) HM
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45 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13968 — Rural Farms and Communities Before Camp Swift
As the United States prepared for the possibility of war in 1940, the government selected this area for establishment of what would be Camp Swift, a training and shipment facility. The federal government quickly acquired property, giving landowners . . . Map (db m187575) HM
46 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9240 — Samuel Wolfenberger(1804 - 1860)
Early land grantee in this area. Of Dutch descent, he was born in Virginia. Came to Texas (then part of Mexico) in 1831 as a colonist of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas." Received a Spanish league of land (4,444 acres) here. Active in . . . Map (db m118406) HM
47 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9156 — Site of Bastrop Military Institute
A Methodist Institution · Chartered January 24, 1852 as Bastrop Academy · · Rechartered under the Auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1853 · In 1856 became the Bastrop Military InstituteMap (db m65159) HM
48 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9172 — Site of Confederate Arms Factory
Established by N.B. Tanner in 1862 for the manufacture of guns and bayonets • Continued in operation until 1865Map (db m196140) HM
49 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers buried in Fairview Cemetery were members of that gallant body of men who contributed much to the establishment of the Lone Star State. Members of early "ranging companies" helped tame the wilderness frontier and secure a safe place for . . . Map (db m195939) HM
50 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13123 — The Bastrop Advertiser Reported missing
In June 1852, Bastrop's Colorado Reveille newspaper ended its brief run. In December of that year, William J. Cain, a young printer from Mississippi, bought the press and printing materials and started the Bastrop Advertiser. The newspaper . . . Map (db m65157) HM
51 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9166 — The CCC at Bastrop State Park
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the U. S. Congress, as part of the New Deal efforts to offer unemployed workers jobs on public projects, created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in March 1933. Due to decades of lumbering activities, Bastrop . . . Map (db m219439) HM
52 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9190 — The Gotier Trace
Originated in 1820s. Crossed the present counties of Austin, Washington, Fayette, Lee, Bastrop; joined San Felipe, capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony, with Bastrop. Marked by James Gotier, a settler who (with several in his family) died in an . . . Map (db m126807) HM
53 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 13114 — Thomas H. Mays
Thomas H. Mays was born in 1802 in Virginia and emigrated to Texas from Tennessee in 1830. In 1834, he became Bastrop's first municipal surveyor and platted the city's new streets. Two years later, he was wounded in the leg at the Battle of San . . . Map (db m65221) HM
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54 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9235 — Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church
According to local tradition this site was used by area slaves for gathering purposes. Silvie Story, William Hill, Martha Young, Paulie Johnson, Grant McBride, and Martha J. Hill organized this church in 1864 with the help of the Rev. Joshua Brice. . . . Map (db m82620) HM
55 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — War Babies
During WWII, over 300,000 troops were trained seven miles north of Bastrop at Camp Swift. Many women moved to Bastrop for a few months to be near their soldier one last time before his deployment overseas. Some of these women, upon the death of a . . . Map (db m117781) HM
56 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9238 — White-Turner House
John W. and Martha L. White had this late 19th-century Victorian home constructed in 1890 and lived here until 1894. Several families owned the house until 1901 when Nash Turner purchased it for his mother, Kate. Turner, an internationally . . . Map (db m219443) HM
57 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — Wilbarger's Bend
Founded in 1827 by Josiah Pugh Wilbarger of Austin's Colony Beginning of Wilbarger's Trace, blazed by his son James Harvey Wilbarger 1860 with slaves and ox-wagons carrying commerce to Corpus Christi and Matamoros, Mex.Map (db m82611) HM
58 Texas, Bastrop County, Bastrop — 9176 — William Dunbar
A Member of the Mier Expedition, 1842-1843 • Born in Tennessee, January 1, 1819 • Died December 20, 1855Map (db m195937) HM
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