Details for Colonel John R. Burke Home Site
Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5351011104
|Colonel John R. Burke Home Site
|Burke, John R.
|state official; pioneers
|Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
|Please contact CHC for more info. on locating this marker.
|20" x 20"
|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.