Historical Marker

Fisher-Miller Grant

Source: Photos by Barry Caraway, <barrycaraway@hotmail.com>, Sept 2002

Colorado River, Looking West

 

 

LOCATION: In roadside overlook on Highway 1431, 1 mile south of Kingsland, the marker is in Burnet County overlooking the grant to the west. [Looking East]

Stretches between Llano and Colorado Rivers westward almost to the Pecos. An 1842 Grant of 3,800,000 acres from the Texas Republic, purchased in 1844 by the German Emigration Society. Commissioner General John O. Meuseback founded Fredericksburg in 1846 as way-station to the grant. He negotiated peace with the Comanches, to provide for unmolested settlement. He founded 3 towns in the grant. In 1845 he was appointed to issue headrights. Counties formed from the grant are: Kimble, Llano, McCullough, Mason, Menard, Schleicher, San Saba, Sutton, and Tom Green. (1964)

 

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