Burton Community

Burton Community (HM203L)

Location: Burton, TX 77835 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 10.927', W 96° 35.762'

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John M. Burton (1806-77) of Georgia came to Texas in the 1820s, and to this area in 1834. When the Houston & Texas Central Railroad was being built in 1869, he sold land for townsite. Post office opened Sept. 23, 1870, with Charles Huberich as postmaster. Early businesses included a mercantile store, lumber yard, blacksmith, tin shop, cotton gin, oil mill, drugstore, and leather shop. The noted Texas Ranger Captain L.H. McNelly lived here. After service with State Police, he came home and raised two Ranger units that reflected credit on citizens of the Burton community, 1874-1877.
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HM NumberHM203L
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 731466 N 3341407
Decimal Degrees30.18211667, -96.59603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 10.927', W 96° 35.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 10' 55.62" N, 96° 35' 45.72" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 511 N Main St, Burton TX 77835, US
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