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Webster Massacre

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 9368

Year Dedicated:  1936

Marker Size: 1936 Centennial – Highway Marker (pink granite boulder)

Marker Text: 

1 3/4 miles east to the graves of the victims of the Webster Massacre which occurred August 27, 1839 when John Webster and a party of about thirty, en route to a land grant in Burnet County, were attacked by a band of Comanche Indians. After attempting to flee under cover of darkness, they were trapped on an open prairie. Mrs. Webster and her two children were made prisoners all the others were killed. In death they rest together in one grave.      Texas Highway Department 1936

Address: 209 S Hwy 183

Primary City: Leander

Secondary Town(s): none

Additional Information: US Hwy 183 right of way (left of Pioneer Appliance bldg)

Longitude: -97.852199

Latitude: 30.576807

Verified Location:  Verified 12/4/2016 & 3/2/2017 & 3/8/2017       3 markers side by side