Burnet County Historical Commission

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Iron Bridges Project


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 $5

email for info:  burnetchc@gmail.com

Burnet County Women of Note



Burnet County Historical Commission members got up early to go to Commissioners Court where the group received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the state, one of only 90 counties to receive the award.

Pictured are, left to right, Carole Goble, Judge James Oakley, Commissioner Ronnie HIbler, Chairman JoAnn Myers, Commissioner Joe Don Dockery, Caryl Calsyn, Cheryl Henderson, Tommye Dorbandt Potts, Jane Knapik, Ann Darragh, Maud Cain, Commissioner Russell Graeter, Betsy Englebrecht, and Commissioner Bill Neve.

see Daniel Clifton's story here:

Next BCHC Meeting

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Parish Hall, Burnet Episcopal Church

Lamon and Wood Street, 10:15 am

The public is invited to attend.


"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success."

James Cameron

Agenda coming soon


Reception and luncheon for
Friends and Relatives of
Burnet County Women of Note

Members attending January 2017 meeting, the first of the 2017-18 term.
Back Row:  Janet Crain, Joy Shirley, John Potts, Tommye Potts, Carolyn Liles, Maud Cain, Carolyn Smith, Pam Leonard, Rachel Bryson, Polly Krenek, Al Downing
Front Row:  JoAnn Myers, Chair; Jane Knapik, Ina Cooper, Lynda French, Milli Williams, Caryl Calsyn, Billie Buck
Photo by Allen Cain.

New members for the 2017-18 Term attending Commissioners Court 10 Jan
JoAnn Myers, Chair; Jane Scheidler, T. L. Henderson, Linda Dyke, Allen Cain, Cheryl Henderson, Pamela Leonard, Judy Lively

Members of the CLG Committee who planned and worked on the hugely successful Joppa Fish Fry Event,
held on September 17, 2016. 
Each received a certificate of appreciation for their dedication that led to the success of the event.
Polly Krenek, Lynda French, Carolyn Liles, Millii R. Williams, Carolyn Smith, Al Downing, Lela Goar.  JoAnn Myers, Chair.

Members attending January 2016 meeting
(double-click for larger photo)

Members attending January 2015 meeting
Seated:  JoAnn Myers, Lynda French, Darrell Debo, Hazel Gatliff
Standing:  Carolyn Smith, Carole Goble, Janet Crain, Billie Buck, Caryl Calsyn, Ann Darragh, Frank Seidensticker, Betty Cheney, Buddy Inman, Betsy Engelbrecht, Lela Goar, Jean Eades, Jane Knapik

Members attending the Jesse Burnam Marker Dedication Ceremony,
13 June 2015
Read about Jesse Burnam here.

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:

Report to Commissioner's Court
22 January 2012

Minutes of Meetings

Burnet County History Books
for Sale

Lynda French and JoAnn Myers, Chair,  present the
2015 Distinguished Service Award to
Carole Goble,
2 Feb 2015.

JoAnn Myers

Chair, 2017-2018

Members of the Burnet County Historical Commission

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

* = new member for 2017-18 term


* 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

The Craddock House

Original site...
preparing to move...

at new location...
Airy Mount

Craddock House off its lot in preparation for big move

DailyTrib.com, 6 Feb 2015