Holland Springs

Holland Springs (HMIAY)

Location: Burnet, TX 78611 Burnet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 43.232', W 98° 13.355'

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— (300 Yards West) —

Indians had probably visited these clear, cool springs for centuries when, in 1847, Henry E. McCulloch established a Ranger camp here, on Hamilton Creek. A year later, Samuel E. Holland (1826-1917), a Georgian, decided while visiting the camp that this lush valley was an ideal setting for a farm and home. He thus bought 1,280 acres here to become the first permanent settler in what was later Burnet County.

In 1849 McCulloch's Ranger camp gave way to Fort Croghan. This site eventually developed, through the efforts of Holland, into a busy pioneer community.
Marker Number9719
Year Placed1969
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 574433 N 3398888
Decimal Degrees30.72053333, -98.22258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.232', W 98° 13.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 13.92" N, 98° 13' 21.30" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 802 Co Rd 340, Burnet TX 78611, US
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