Details for Burnam's Ferry (Atlas Number 5089000575)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5089000575


Marker Number 575
Atlas Number 5089000575
Marker Title Burnam's Ferry
Index Entry Burnam's Ferry
City La Grange vicinity
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 712913
UTM Northing 3298881
Subject Codes boats, ships, ferries, barges, and other marine vessels; Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; roads; water topics
Marker Year 1936
Marker Location Holman community, FM 155 at Anton Salas Loop
Marker Size 1936 Centennial Marker
Marker Text First ferry in present-day Fayette County. Established about 1824 at the crossing of the La Bahia Road by Jesse Burnam. After the Army of the Republic of Texas crossed on March 19, 1836, the ferry was destroyed by order of General Sam Houston to prevent its use by the advancing Mexican Army.