Details for Colonel John R. Burke Home Site

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5351011104


Marker Number 11104
Atlas Number 5351011104
Marker Title Colonel John R. Burke Home Site
Index Entry Burke, John R.
City Newton
County Newton
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes state official; pioneers
Marker Year 1965
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Please contact CHC for more info. on locating this marker.
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 20" x 20"
Marker Text A few feet west of this marker was built, 1845, first home in Burkeville, by founder of the town, donor of land for Newton County Courthouse; friend of Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston; an 1853-55 member of Texas Legislature. Burke died in 1855. heart pine house, razed in 1947, was rebuilt elsewhere.