Details for Isaac Byler Maxwell (Atlas Number 5299012934)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5299012934


Marker Number 12934
Atlas Number 5299012934
Marker Title Isaac Byler Maxwell
Index Entry Maxwell, Isaac Byler
Address Bluffton Cemetery Rd
City Llano
County Llano
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 544617
UTM Northing 3409610
Subject Codes state official; pioneers
Marker Year 2002
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location ENE via SH 29 and RR 2241 to Bluffton Cemetery (Bluffton Cem. Rd.)
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text Isaac Byler "Ike" Maxwell was born April 21, 1837, in Ripley, Tennessee to Isaac D. and Nancy Love Byler Maxwell. In 1844, after his mother died, his family moved to Bluffton, Arkansas. He moved from there to this area in 1854, naming the land Bluffton after his former home. After serving as a scout for frontier units during the Civil War, he was a justice of the peace for three terms. Later elected to the state legislature, he helped arrange the excavation of granite for the state Capitol. He also served as a Church of Christ minister. When he died in 1931, he was reportedly the oldest living Llano County pioneer. Recorded - 2003