Burnet County Historical Commission

Join us as a prospective member during the 2019-2020 Term! 
Membership form here.

Next BCHC Meeting

Extended Workshop -- Planning Meeting

We will work in brainstorming committee groups to set goals for the 2019-20 term, and plan for training and fundraising events.  Please come prepared with lots of ideas, writing materials.

WEDNESDAY, 2 January 2019

10 am - 2 pm

Please bring your lunch!

Agri-Life Building

607 Vanderveer Street, Burnet, Texas


Iron Bridges Project

Dedication of Markers
12 May 2018

See photos at this link


Daniel Clifton's article about the Iron Bridges


Send to
Burnet County Historical Commission
Iron Bridges Project
220 S. Pierce
Burnet TX 78611


Iron Bridges Items Still Available

"North of Joppa" Vol I by Rachel Bryson $20 + postage

Joppa Bridge T-Shirts  $15 + postage

Joppa Bridge or South Fork San Gabriel Note Cards
$2 each or 6 for $10

email for info:  burnetchc@gmail.com

Burnet County Women of Note




* Texas Historical Commission - Information about all aspects of the preservation of Texas historical sites.

* Ft. Croghan - the official web site for the fort and museum. Contains photos, history, events, and contact information.

* Burnet County Genealogy (TXGenWeb) - this site contains cemetery transcriptions, historical information, newspaper transcriptions, historical markers with photos and much more about Burnet's history and people.

* Burnet County Historical Markers - from the TXGenWeb site

* History and Community Files - Herman Brown Free Library collection of newspaper articles, photos, maps, etc. Site contains complete inventory of each file; maintained by Burnet County Genealogical Society.

* Surname Files - Inventory of files located in the Herman Brown Free Library pertaining to specific families who have a historical connection to the county. Arranged by surname, the contents vary and may include descendant charts, obituaries, newspaper articles, photos, oral histories, etc. Maintained by the Burnet County Genealogical Society

Thank you to all the volunteers and individuals
who came out to support Fort Croghan!
It was GREAT!
Pictures at this Facebook link:  <http://tinyurl.com/FishFryFundraiser>

If you couldn't make it to the fish fry fundraiser, but still want to help Fort Croghan,
please consider making a donation.
Send to

Burnet County Historical Commission
Fort Croghan Fundraiser
220 S. Pierce St.
Burnet TX 78611

Texas Treasures Award to First State Bank

Excerpt -- Section 2 of the
County Historical Commission Handbook

Section 2 of the handbook provides information the role and organization of CHCs, and general preservation guidance. Updated in 2010, this handbook provides the basic information necessary to build a foundation for an effective body of CHC work.  The full handbook is available at the Texas Historical Commission website:

JoAnn Myers

Chair, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020

Members of the Burnet County Historical Commission

Rachel Bryson*
Billie Buck - resigned Aug 2017
Allen Cain
Maud Cain
Caryl Calsyn
Betty Chaney - resigned April 2018
Ina Cooper - resigned Feb 2017;
passed away July 2017
Lu Cowan - resigned May 2018
Janet Crain
Dot Creasey
Ann Darragh - resigned 2018
Darrell Debo - emeritus
Al Downing
Linda Dyke*
Jean Eades - inactive
Betsy Engelbrecht
Lynda French
Hazel Gatliff - emeritus
Lela Goar
Carole Goble
Charlie Goble - inactive
Cheryl Henderson*
T. L. Henderson*
Jane Knapik
Polly Krenek
Pamela Leonard*
Carolyn Liles
Judy Lively*
John Potts
Tommye Potts
Jane Scheidler*
Frank Seidensticker - inactive
Joy Shirley*
Carolyn Smith
Tom Stephens*
Milli Riley Williams

* = new member for 2017-18 term