Burial Site of David G. Burnet (1788-1870)

Burial Site of David G. Burnet (1788-1870) (HM2CY3)

Location: Galveston, TX 77551 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 16.316', W 94° 49.476'

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Provisional President of Texas (March 16, 1836 - Oct. 22, 1836)

A man of strong principle who carried a gun in one pocket and a Bible in the other, Burnet acted as a cohesive force in the chaotic days of early Texas independence, though his dour, quick-tempered disposition kept him from ever winning wide popularity.

As an idealistic youth, he took part in the Miranda Expeditions (1806 and 1808) to free Venezuela from Spain, almost losing his life to yellow fever.

He bought a trading post, 1817, in Louisiana, but had to sell it after developing tuberculosis. Though weak from the disease, he rode to West Texas, where he fell into the hands of unusually friendly Comanches. He lived with them for 18 months, thus becoming an expert on the pre-settlement days of these Indians.

Burnet began his statesman's career in 1833 when Texas was beginning her fight for independence from Mexico. In 1836, he ran as a compromise candidate for the presidency of the Republic of Texas and won by 6 votes. His interim government was mainly concerned with winning military victory and escaping, sometimes only by minutes, Mexican troops.

In later years, he held various offices under the Republic and State of Texas. He married Hannah Este in 1830 and they had four children.
HM NumberHM2CY3
Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 322735 N 3239494
Decimal Degrees29.27193333, -94.82460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 16.316', W 94° 49.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 16' 18.96" N, 94° 49' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)409, 713
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3001 57th St, Galveston TX 77551, US
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