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Historical Markers in Bertram, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Burnet County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Burnet County, TX (77) Bell County, TX (114) Blanco County, TX (31) Lampasas County, TX (58) Llano County, TX (36) San Saba County, TX (22) Travis County, TX (494) Williamson County, TX (231)  BurnetCounty(77) Burnet County (77)  BellCounty(114) Bell County (114)  BlancoCounty(31) Blanco County (31)  LampasasCounty(58) Lampasas County (58)  LlanoCounty(36) Llano County (36)  SanSabaCounty(22) San Saba County (22)  TravisCounty(494) Travis County (494)  WilliamsonCounty(231) Williamson County (231)
Burnet is the county seat for Burnet County
Bertram is in Burnet County
      Burnet County (77)  
ADJACENT TO BURNET COUNTY
      Bell County (114)  
      Blanco County (31)  
      Lampasas County (58)  
      Llano County (36)  
      San Saba County (22)  
      Travis County (494)  
      Williamson County (231)  
 
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1Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9698 — Bertram
The town of Bertram was founded in 1882 when the Austin and Northwestern Railroad established a route through the area. The community was named for Rudolph Bertram, an Austin merchant who was instrumental in the development of the rail line. Many . . . Map (db m27426) HM
2Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — Bertram Depot
When the Austin & Northwestern Railroad first laid rails through Bertram in 1882, the original Bertram depot was constructed on this site and served railroad passengers until the end of passenger service in 1937. The depot was demolished in . . . Map (db m203266) HM
3Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9699 — Bertram School
When Bertram was founded in 1882 along the Austin & Northwestern Railroad, one of the first structures erected was a combination school, Sunday School, and Masonic Lodge hall. Rudolph Bertram, Austin Railroad executive for whom the town was named, . . . Map (db m27427) HM
4Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9700 — Black's Fort
Built as a defense against the Indians in 1855 by William Black (1815-1907) on land owned by him. In the stockade, constructed of cedar logs, sentries were kept on guard on moonlight nights. Guns and ammunition for public use were kept here. . . . Map (db m27429) HM
5Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — J.V. "Pinky" Wilson1897-1980
Pinky Wilson is the author of the Aggie War Hymn, the most famous fight song in the world. Pinky was born in 1897 in Florence, TX. He ranched there through 1950, when he purchased a ranch near Bertram, Burnet County TX, where he, wife Erma, and son . . . Map (db m203265) HM
6Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9722 — Joppa Community
Some of the first settlers in this farming and ranching community were the William Alexander Faires family in 1874 and the Martin Luther Ater family the next year. The settlement was called "Pool Branch" for a nearby pool formed by a waterfall. In . . . Map (db m27539) HM
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7Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 18764 — Joppa Iron Truss Bridge
The small community of Joppa was established for a church and school in the 1880s. With the growing population in Burnet County and business generated from railroad. The county decided to construct several bridges over waterways throughout the . . . Map (db m150410) HM
8Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9727 — Mahomet Cemetery
This cemetery, with interments dating back to the 1850s, became a community graveyard for the Sycamore Springs and Mahomet rural communities. In 1909 J. W. Williams and J. W. and Nellie Greer deeded the cemetery property to the community of . . . Map (db m27596) HM
9Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9728 — Mahomet-Sycamore Springs Community
Settlement in this part of Burnet County began in the 1850s. Two early communities were Mahomet and Sycamore Springs, originally located 8 miles from each other. Pioneers of Mahomet were George Ater, William G. Hall, and Mr. Sanford, while . . . Map (db m27597) HM
10Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9734 — Mount Horeb Lodge
Chartered Jan. 21, 1854; met in log schoolhouse. Erected own lodge hall 1856 on land given by Grand Master Sam Mather and B. K. Stewart. First floor used as church and school. A fire in 1915 razed hall. Lodge rebuilt here 1916 on land given by G. . . . Map (db m27637) HM
11Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9735 — Mount Zion Cemetery
John Jennings (1802-1867), his wife Sarah C. (Sally) (1806-1879), and their family came to this area in 1851. The settlement which grew up around their farm became known as Jennings Creek community. After Burnet County was created in 1852, John . . . Map (db m27638) HM
12Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 18750 — Russell Fork Iron Truss Bridge
Two miles south of the Joppa Community Church and Center, and six miles northeast of Bertram, stands an iron truss Pratt bridge over the Russell Fork of the North San Gabriel River. On September 5, 1910, the Burnet County Commissioners Court . . . Map (db m150408) HM
13Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9747 — Shady Grove Community
In the 1850s and 60s families settled on this farm and ranch land along the Middle Gabriel river. The Old Austin-Lampasas and Burnet-Belton roads intersected here. Six acres deeded by Alexander M. Barton in 1877 later became the site of a . . . Map (db m27701) HM
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14Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9741 — Site of Prairie Point Community
Anglo settlement of this part of Burnet County began in the 1850s. By the 1870s settlers had established cattle and sheep ranches as well as a number of family farms. A community school opened in 1882 and remained in operation until 1921. The . . . Map (db m27694) HM
15Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9703 — The Bryson Place
John H. Bryson (1850-1930) and his wife Milda (Barton) (1852-1952) had this home constructed on their land in 1906 by local builder Marcus Langford. It is located on a site purchased in 1855 by Milda's uncle Welborn Barton and later owned by her . . . Map (db m27433) HM
16Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — The City of Bertram
In 1882 the Austin & Northwestern RR built a rail line through this site to haul granite, quarried at Granite Mountain in Marble Falls to build the State Capital in Austin. The town of South Gabriel was moved here, surrounding the tracks, and . . . Map (db m203267) HM
17Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9748 — The Village of South Gabriel
The South Gabriel Post Office opened in Postmaster Thomas Lewiston's mercantile store on Sept. 29, 1871. The village, named for the South San Gabriel River, was also called Lewiston. Located on the Austin-Burnet Road, the hamlet soon had two . . . Map (db m27727) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022