Peter Kerr

Veteran of the Texas Revolution

Source: Historical Marker photo by Barry Caraway

 

"Peter Kerr was at Gonzales when General Sam Houston evacuated his army..." He was later "...appointed inerpreter to the Texas Army by the general in dealing with the Mexicans after San Jacinto." * He was awarded 320 acres of land for compensation.

He came to Burnet County sometime around the establishment of Ft. Croghan. He later bought property that included the site of the fort and established a town site there called Hamilton. After the county was organized in 1852, he gave the county 10 lots in the town of Hamilton to form the courthouse square.

*Source: Burnet County History, Vol II, page 177

more information in the Herman Brown Free Library's Vertical File.

The Historical Marker above is located on the grounds of Ft. Croghan.
Peter Kerr is buried in  in the Old Burnet Cemetery
In May 2005, a marker  was placed at Kerr's gravesite (photos) by the
Burnet Historical Commission.

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