Old Osage

Old Osage (HM15NJ)

Location: Weimar, TX 78962 Colorado County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 44.411', W 96° 42.993'

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Site of 1820 trading post of Jesse Burnam. His ferry on the Colorado River helped Gen. Sam Houston reach San Jacinto, 1836. To cut off Santa Anna, Houston then burned post and ferry.

Town started in 1850s was named for Osage Orange trees.

In 1861, Civil War recruiting center. Furnished most of Co. A, 5th Texas Cav., Green's Brigade.

This park, on land deeded by Edward Austin for school and churches, includes cemetery and graves of many Civil War veterans. Was also burial site, Wm. B. Scates, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
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HM NumberHM15NJ
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Marker Number3881
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 720834 N 3292179
Decimal Degrees29.74018333, -96.71655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 44.411', W 96° 42.993'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 44' 24.66" N, 96° 42' 59.58" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-278 Co Rd 208, Weimar TX 78962, US
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