Description: In memory of the Pioneer Settlers of Burnet County. Samuel L. Holland, first settlers, 1848. Logan Vandevfer, Peter Kerr, William H. Magill, Noah Smithwick, Jesse Burnam, K. H. Hall, General Adam R. Johnson, Captain Christian Dorbandt and to those pioneers who pushed into this wilderness and established here the first traces of human habitation, unknown planters sowing seeds for a new civilizaton. They amrked for us our channels of trade adn industry, built the first schools and churches, an dafter the tumult of Indian depredations and the terrible scars of the Civil War, returned and again took up the ax and plow and brought new acres into cultivation. Most of them died in obscurity and were laid to rest in the county of their adoption. As the rank and file of our pioneers we honor their memory for the deeds they performed and the doctrines they taught. Fort Croghan established here March 18, 1849, abandoned by troops in December 1853, permanently abandoned 1855. Burnet County created February 5, 1852, organized August 28, 1852 by Logan Vandeveer, William H. Magill, R. H. Hall, Commissioners. Landmarks: Holland Springs, first settlement in 1848; Fort Croghan established 1849; Morman Mill built 1850; Black's Fort built 1851; Smithwick Mill established 1855.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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