Burleson County

Burleson County (HM1ETH)

Location: Caldwell, TX 77836 Burleson County
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N 30° 31.917', W 96° 41.582'

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In rich Brazos River basin; had settlers early as 1825. Site in 1830 of Tenoxtitlan, one of 3 forts built by Mexico in Texas, situated above El Camino Real (The King's Highway) crossing on Brazos River. North of the road was Sterling Robertson's Colony; south, the colony of Stephen F. Austin.

In 1840 on the Old Road, Civil Engineer George B. Erath (1813-1891) platted town of Caldwell, named for noted Indian fighter Mathew ("Old Paint") Caldwell. In 1846, Erath introduced in First Legislature of State of Texas a bill creating Burleson County out of land then in Milam and Washington counties. It was named for Gen. Edward Burleson (1793-1851), under whom many local men had fought in the Texas War for Independence and in Indian Wars. Gen. Burleson was a congressman, senator and vice president of the Republic of Texas; also was in first State Senate.

Plantation system prevailed until Civil War (1861-1865). Burleson lost some area when Lee County was created in 1874. In 1880 the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway built into county; soon afterward, Houston & Texas Central added more rail mileage.

This is fourth courthouse for county. Economy is based on farming, oil, and miscellaneous products.
Marker Number7554_MARKER_
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Comittee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 721334 N 3379996
Decimal Degrees30.53195000, -96.69303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.917', W 96° 41.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 55.02" N, 96° 41' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Buck St, Caldwell TX 77836, US
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