Peter Kerr 1795-1861

Peter Kerr 1795-1861 (HMJEY)

Location: Burnet, TX 78611 Burnet County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 45.045', W 98° 17.333'

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One of "Old 300" of Stephen F. Austin's first colony from Pennsylvania, took part in 1836 war for Texas Independence, he made and lost several stakes.

In 1851 bought a league and labor of Burnet County land, including site of Fort Croghan.

Amassed wealth as Army beef contractor, gave 100 acres and town square for Burnet County Seat. To build a college here he willed $23,500 and 6,359 acres of land to Burnet. The will was broken; city got a 2-acre site for a public school. It is said "He never refused to help when he observed its need."
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HM NumberHMJEY
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 568064 N 3402195
Decimal Degrees30.75075000, -98.28888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 45.045', W 98° 17.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 45' 2.70" N, 98° 17' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27755-27799 Unnamed Road, Burnet TX 78611, US
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