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Tijerina House

A descendant of the 18th Century Rio Grande settler Blas de la Garza Falcon, Tomas Tijerina (1860-1932) moved to this site in 1904. His original frame house was moved to the back of the lot in 1912 when the present brick home was built. Tijerina, a deputy sheriff for many years, designed the residen....

Historical Marker - Brownsville.


Brownsville City Cemetery

Although this cemetery was not formally deeded to the City of Brownsville until 1868, dates on marked tombstones indicate the site was being used as a graveyard by the late 1850s. Buried here are some of the earliest settlers to arrive in this part of the Rio Grande Valley, including The Rev. Hiram ....

Historical Marker - Brownsville.


Cameron County Jail

Originally built as a three-story structure in 1912, this building, Cameron County's second jailhouse, was enlarged with the addition of a 4th floor about 1929. The 1912 structure was designed by prominent architect Atlee B. Ayers and the 1929 addition by Ayers and his son and partner Robert Ayers. ....

Historical Marker - Brownsville.


Browne-Wagner House

This structure, with its molded cornice, is a good example of the large brick residences erected in Brownsville in the late 19th Century. It was built in 1894 for Mary Josephine Glaevecke Browne, widow of Cameron County Sheriff Matthew L. ("Theo") Browne. The architect was Samuel W. Brooks (1829-190....

Historical Marker - Brownsville.


Burnet County Jail

Built 1884 of hand-hewn rock. Has apartment for sheriff, who is also jailer. On second floor the county library was founded. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966....

Historical Marker - Burnet.


Wolf, Jacob, Mr. and Mrs.

Jacob Wolf (1812-1874) and wife Adeline Faulkner Wolf (1814-1870) came from Tennessee to Texas about 1850. Obtaining land grant in Burnet County, they settled at Dobyville, and were pioneers, supplying their own provisions, buildings, medicines, and school. Menaced by Indian raids and aware of need ....

Historical Marker - Burnet.


Warren Lodge No. 56, A.F. & A.M.

Burleson County was established in 1846 with Caldwell as the county seat. By the late 1840s Caldwell had a population of about three hundred. Local Masons began organizing and in October 1848 nine Freemasons petitioned George M. Patrick, grand master of Texas to grant dispensation for a lodge in Cal....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.


Henslee, Lee W.

(1872 - 1927) Native of Burleson County; was named county sheriff in 1902; served in era when law and order were challenged. "Mr. Lee" seldom used a gun, commanding respect through quiet persuasion. His family lived in the county jail. He became tax collector, 1916.....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.


Reeves-Womack House

Caldwell native William Reeves (1858-1921), a prominent merchant and banker in the town, built this residence before the turn of the century. In 1907 it was sold to Civil War veteran Capt. Mansell Lewis Womack (b. 1846), a local business and civic leader who had served as Sheriff of Burleson County.....

Historical Marker - Caldwell.


Milam County Jail of 1895

When the 1875 Milam County Jailhouse grew too crowded in the 1890s, it was removed to make room for larger facilities. In March 1895, the Milam County Commissioners awarded a contract to the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, for the construction of a larger prison....

Historical Marker - Cameron.



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