Shady Grove Community

Shady Grove Community (HMIF5)

Location: Bertram, TX 78605 Burnet County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 49.028', W 98° 5.009'

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In the 1850s and 60s families settled on this farm and ranch land along the Middle Gabriel river. The Old Austin-Lampasas and Burnet-Belton roads intersected here. Six acres deeded by Alexander M. Barton in 1877 later became the site of a schoolhouse, church and cemetery. At first the community was called "Russell Gabriel". The Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized and met in the school building in 1878. Soon the name changed to "Grove" because the schoolhouse was located in a grove of live oak trees.

The settlement boasted a cotton gin and corn mill, a general store and blacksmith shop, a doctor and a Masonic Lodge. In 1882 the Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist congregations built a Union Arbor for camp meetings and revivals. For a few months in 1902 there was a post office. Since there was another Shady Grove in Texas, the name "Tamega" was used. A general store by that name operated here for 50 years.

The Presbyterian fellowship erected this church structure first and then in 1905 built this tabernacle. The school consolidated with Bertram in 1942. When the Presbyterian congregation merged with Bertram in 1966, this property became a community center and homecoming site.
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HM NumberHMIF5
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Marker Number9747
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 587664 N 3409695
Decimal Degrees30.81713333, -98.08348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 49.028', W 98° 5.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 49' 1.68" N, 98° 5' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-315 Co Rd 200, Bertram TX 78605, US
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