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A part of Austin's grant in 1821created the municipality of Mina1834, became the County of Minain the Republic of Texas 1836Name changed to "Bastrop"December 18, 1837, in honor ofFelipe Enrique NeriBaron de Bastrop, 1770-1829land commissioner of A…
Early land grantee in this area. Of Dutch descent, he was born in Virginia. Came to Texas (then part of Mexico) in 1831 as a colonist of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas."
Received a Spanish league of land (4,444 acres) here. Active in T…
Beginning as a farming community, Rockne traces its roots to German settlers who came to the area in the 1840s. In November 1846, the Daniel and Mortiz Lehman families arrived at Indianola, Texas from Schlesien, Prussia. They soon settled in this …
During WWII, over 300,000 troops were trained seven miles north of Bastrop at Camp Swift. Many women moved to Bastrop for a few months to be near their soldier one last time before his deployment overseas. Some of these women, upon the death of a …
The City of Bastrop was first laid out between 1830 and 1832. Included in the initial community plat was a twelve-acre cemetery overlooking the colony. Tradition holds that the first known grave was that of Sarah Wells (d. 1831), a child of early …
Chosen commissary by
General Andrew Jackson, War of 1812
Edward Burleson, his son,
accompanied him as book-keeper
the Battle of New Orleans
January 8, 1815
his son, Edward, Army of Texas,
in the Grass Fight, 1…
Designed by Eugene T. Heiner of Houston, this building was erected in 1891-92 by contractors Martin, Byrne & Johnston. Red brick trim decorates the tan brick walls.
A pressed metal cornice encircles the structure, and a mansard roof tops one end…
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, 1770-1829.
Pioneer Red River empresario. Land Commissioner of Austin's Colony, member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. Through his aid…
According to local tradition this site was used by area slaves for gathering purposes. Silvie Story, William Hill, Martha Young, Paulie Johnson, Grant McBride, and Martha J. Hill organized this church in 1864 with the help of the Rev. Joshua Brice…
Founded in 1827 by Josiah Pugh Wilbarger of Austin's Colony
Beginning of Wilbarger's Trace, blazed by his son James Harvey Wilbarger 1860 with slaves and ox-wagons carrying commerce to Corpus Christi and Matamoros, Mex.