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Union Hill

  Texas Historical Markers
Burton, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 12' 10.080324", -96° 36' 43.926984"
    Texas State
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    The Hugh and Lucy Kerr family from Tennessee started the Kerr settlement in this area in 1831. W. B. McClellan (1804-80) from North Carolina bought land from W. P. Kerr in 1844 and began a second settlement. Union Academy was operating by 1850. Union Hill Post Office opened in 1854. Mrs. Lucy Kerr gave acreage at this point for a Methodist church; Masonic lodge and school soon shared the site. Stores, a hotel, and other buildings stood to the west. Unincorporated, the town of 800 dwindled after 1870, as railroad facilities in Burton (2 mi. south) drew away the local businesses.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Union Hill Historical Marker Location Map, Burton, Texas

Related Themes: Texas Freemasons, Masonic Lodges, Freemasonry
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