“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Somerville, Texas

Clickable Map of Burleson 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> Burleson County, TX (63) Brazos County, TX (67) Lee County, TX (38) Milam County, TX (56) Robertson County, TX (54) Washington County, TX (157)  BurlesonCounty(63) Burleson County (63)  BrazosCounty(67) Brazos County (67)  LeeCounty(38) Lee County (38)  MilamCounty(56) Milam County (56)  RobertsonCounty(54) Robertson County (54)  WashingtonCounty(157) Washington County (157)
Caldwell is the county seat for Burleson County
Somerville is in Burleson County
      Burleson County (63)  
      Brazos County (67)  
      Lee County (38)  
      Milam County (56)  
      Robertson County (54)  
      Washington County (157)  
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1 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8638 — 1906 Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade
In 1906 Somerville hosted the annual reunion of the Hood's Texas Brigade Association, a group established in 1872 for veterans of the celebrated Confederate unit. For two days, June 27-28, 74 veterans were honored with a celebration which included . . . Map (db m74293) HM
2 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8631 — First United Methodist Church of Somerville
Organized 1901 by the Rev. H.G. Williams; had 29 charter members, and was in the Lyons Circuit. During first year, held prayer meetings in homes and preaching services in brush arbor lighted by members' lanterns. For weeks, evangelists operated a . . . Map (db m204213) HM
3 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8657 — J.L. Woods’ Undertaking Company
Jebb Lee Woods (1872-1932) came to Somerville in 1900. He began working for his uncle at the cowboy merchant store, where he sold coffins. In 1911 he became the town undertaker and started the first funeral parlor in the county. The practice of . . . Map (db m203939) HM
4 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — James W. Lauderdale
This railroad bell was given in memory of James W. Lauderdale (1854-1914), Burleson County pioneer. He came by covered wagon caravan from Mississippi to Texas. In 1888 he married Florence Brooks. They had four children: Cyrus, Davis, Charles and . . . Map (db m74296) HM
5 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8640 — Lake Somerville
First shovel of earth for Somerville Dam was turned Sept. 22, 1962, by Lyndon B. Johnson then Vice President of United States. Dam was built to control flooding on Yegua Creek in the 46 years prior to 1958, Yegua had flooded 43 times, costing . . . Map (db m203943) HM
6 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8647 — Oaklawn Cemetery
Dating to 1900, this graveyard was first called the Somerville and Lyons Cemetery. Land was purchased by J.W. Lauderdale to establish a cemetery upon the death of his two-year-old son Charles on November 6, 1900. The name was changed to Oaklawn . . . Map (db m204214) HM
7 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8636 — Site of the Somerville Harvey House
Fred Harvey, a native of England, began operation of his Santa Fe Railroad dining rooms in 1876. In 1900 a Harvey House opened in Somerville, Divisional Headquarters of the Santa Fe Line. The 2-story, galleried structure was 260 ft. long and . . . Map (db m74294) HM
8 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8654 — Somerville
Located where two branches of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway joined, town was named for Albert Somerville, first president of the railroad. First settlers arrived after town was surveyed about 1883; the post office was permanently established . . . Map (db m74295) HM
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9 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 18443 — Somerville Stadium
Emerging from the Great Depression, the Somerville school board partnered with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to build a football stadium. Known as "The Rock," the stadium was designed by Travis Broesche in the Rustic style of architecture. . . . Map (db m117792) HM
10 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 12776 — Thomas J. Gary
Born on Sept. 16, 1922, in Texas City, Thomas J. Gary, Jr. attended Somerville Junior High in the 1930s. He returned to Texas City and, in 1940, at age 18, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. A seaman second class, Gary was assigned to the USS California, . . . Map (db m203910) HM
11 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 18442 — Yegua Center at Somerville ISD
As the Somerville Independent School District (SISD) emerged from the great depression, the school board filed a Works Progress Administration project proposal on October 3, 1938, to build a gymnasium. The proposal was accepted and construction on . . . Map (db m203941) HM
12 Texas, Burleson County, Somerville — 8658 — Yegua Creek
In 1690 the Spanish gave the name "San Francisco" to this 62-mile Brazos River tributary; but on an 1822 map, Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas", marked it "Yegua", Spanish for "mare". Mustang mares and foals then grazed among the Indians on the . . . Map (db m74292) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023