Details for George W. Burton (Atlas Number 5401010972)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5401010972

Data

Marker Number 10972
Atlas Number 5401010972
Marker Title George W. Burton
Index Entry Burton, George W.
Address
City Henderson
County Rusk
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 322561
UTM Northing 3558298
Subject Codes Civil War; pioneers
Marker Year 1978
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location FM 13, Blackjack Cemetery, 5 mi. west of Henderson
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (May 17, 1848 - Jan. 26, 1933) A native of South Carolina and a Confederate veteran, George W. Burton migrated to Rusk County, Texas, about 1880. He served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1915 to 1921. During his three legislative terms, he participated in the impeachment of Governor James Ferguson, mobilization for World War I, and creation of the State Highway Department. Burton married Julia Savannah Palmer (1846-1925). They had five sons and one daughter.