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Historical Markers in Burton, Texas

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, TX (161) Austin County, TX (115) Brazos County, TX (80) Burleson County, TX (63) Fayette County, TX (149) Grimes County, TX (61) Lee County, TX (38) Waller County, TX (49)  WashingtonCounty(161) Washington County (161)  AustinCounty(115) Austin County (115)  BrazosCounty(80) Brazos County (80)  BurlesonCounty(63) Burleson County (63)  FayetteCounty(149) Fayette County (149)  GrimesCounty(61) Grimes County (61)  LeeCounty(38) Lee County (38)  WallerCounty(49) Waller County (49)
Brenham is the county seat for Washington County
Burton is in Washington County
      Washington County (161)  
      Austin County (115)  
      Brazos County (80)  
      Burleson County (63)  
      Fayette County (149)  
      Grimes County (61)  
      Lee County (38)  
      Waller County (49)  
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1 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8314 — Burton Cafe
Built in 1937 by Edward Whitener and Quintus Zwernemann, this cafe has been a popular feature of downtown Burton through the years. Serving as both a cafe and social center for generations, it also included a liquor store at one time. Outdoor . . . Map (db m219715) HM
2 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8315 — Burton Community
John M. Burton (1806-77) of Georgia came to Texas in the 1820s, and to this area in 1834. When the Houston & Texas Central Railroad was being built in 1869, he sold land for townsite. Post office opened Sept. 23, 1870, with Charles Huberich as . . . Map (db m106039) HM
3 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8316 — Burton Depot
Burton began as a terminal on the Houston & Texas Central Railroad in 1870. A depot, built that year, burned in 1898 and was replaced by this structure. Built according to standard plans of the Southern Pacific Railroad (which absorbed the Houston & . . . Map (db m219708) HM
4 Texas, Washington County, Burton — Burton Farmers Gin1914-1974
The Burton Farmers Gin Association was formed on December 2, 1913 by a group of 13 local farmers who determined that there was a need for a third cotton gin in Burton, Texas. The new gin would be a Robert Munger "system gin" - cotton would now be . . . Map (db m219872) HM
5 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8317 — Burton Farmers Gin
In December 1913 a group of local farmers met to organize the Burton Farmers Gin Association. This two-story corrugated metal-clad gin building was constructed in 1914. The gin's machinery was steam-powered until 1925, when an oil engine was . . . Map (db m111945) HM
6 Texas, Washington County, Burton — NL109 — Burton Farmers Gin 1914National Mechanical Engineering Landmark
This is the earliest known survivor of an integrated cotton ginning system widely used to process cotton from wagon to bale in a continuous operation. The gin machinery was designed and built in 1914 by the Lummus Cotton Gin Company and can . . . Map (db m111947) HM
7 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 17597 — Burton High School
Burton public schools opened in 1874 and by 1926 nine grades were offered in 1938, construction on Burton's first high school began funded through the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA), the building was completed in 1940. Designed by . . . Map (db m219841) HM
8 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8363 — Gideon Lincecum(1793-1874)
As a boy Gideon Lincecum moved with his father to various frontier sites in his native Georgia and in Mississippi. It was during this time that he developed insights about natural habitats and cultivated an understanding of Indian culture which . . . Map (db m93501) HM
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9 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8372 — Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Pioneer area settlers organized the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 1852 on land donated by James R. Hines. Early ministers included notable Baptist leaders from Old Baylor College at nearby Independence. The church building was dismantled and rebuilt in . . . Map (db m219854) HM
10 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8373 — Mt. Zion Cemetery
This 5-acre cemetery is located on the league of land granted to Robert Clokey, of Stephen F. Austin's Second Colony, in 1831. First grave here was that of an infant, E.A. Metcalfe, who died Sept. 15, 1852. Some unmarked graves may date from a . . . Map (db m219855) HM
11 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8374 — Oak Hill Cemetery
In 1869, founders of the town of Burton designated 5.8 acres at this site for a burial tract. Mrs. John M. Burton, wife of the previous owner of the land, was buried here in 1871; her husband, in 1877. Civic leaders bought the tract in 1890, and . . . Map (db m219838) HM
12 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8318 — Original Site of Burton State Bank
Chartered in 1906, the Burton State Bank was founded by C.W. Homeyer (1855-1932), who also served as first bank president. Members of the first board of directors included Thomas Watson, H. Knittel, Ed Schatz, I.N. Carmean, W. Bauer, and O.A. . . . Map (db m219713) HM
13 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8388 — Site of St. Paul-Rehburg School
Although the earliest written records of the St. Paul and Rehburg Schools date to 1880 and 1883 respectively, local tradition suggests they originated with informal classes held at the homes of pioneer farmers in this area of Washington County in . . . Map (db m109025) HM
14 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8386 — St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church
This congregation was organized by the Rev. William Vollbrecht and 24 charter members at the home of local merchant Herman Knitted in 1894. That year the Rev. Herman Specht was chosen, as pastor and a church building was erected nearby on land . . . Map (db m219850) HM
15 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 16948 — St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery
In June 1894, a Christian congregation called Evangelical St. John’s Church of Burton organized. In October 1899, a long-felt need for a cemetery for the church was met when two acres of land, a mile east of Burton, were purchased from Mr. and . . . Map (db m151370) HM
16 Texas, Washington County, Burton — 8398 — Steiner & Dallmeyer Building
Built by 1875, this commercial structure first housed the Burton Farmers Co-Op. In 1903 German immigrants William Dallmeyer and Joe Steiner opened a mercantile business which was in operation for over fifty years. The store housed the first . . . Map (db m219712) HM
17 Texas, Washington County, Burton — Texas Pink Granite Rock
This Texas pink granite rock was one of many such rocks that shook off the flat cars of the H&TC Railroad when they were being transported from Granite Mountain in Burnet County through Burton en route to be used in the building of the Galveston Sea . . . Map (db m219835) HM
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18 Texas, Washington County, Burton — The Restoration ProjectTexas Cotton Gin Museum
The Burton Farmers Gin lay dormant from 1974 to 1986. In 1986 a group of concerned citizens, headed by Douglas Hutchinson, originally from Burton, Ohio, formed Operation Restoration, Inc. (O.R.I. as it would become known) in an effort to save the . . . Map (db m219868) HM
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Apr. 12, 2024