Burnet County Historical Commission

Join us as a prospective member during 2020! Membership form here.

Next BCHC Meeting

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

10:00 am


Agri-Life Building Classroom
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

email for info:  burnetchc@gmail.com

Burnet County Women/Citizen of Note





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

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

* BurnetCounty 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 in last year's fish fry!
It was GREAT!
Pictures at this Facebook link: 

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:

Chair -- to be determined
March 2020

Members of the Burnet County Historical Commission

Gary Bruton*
Susan Bruton*
Rachel Bryson
Allen Cain
Maud Cain
Delbert Cain*
Caryl Calsyn
Janet Crain
Al Downing
Betsy Engelbrecht
Pamela Leonard Ferguson
Lynda French
Lela Goar
Savanna Gregg*
Cheryl Henderson
Mary Ellen Keith*
Jane Knapik
Polly Krenek
Carolyn Liles
Judy Lively
Samantha Melvin
JoAnn Myers
Darlene Oostermeyer*
John Potts
Tommye Potts
Carolyn Smith
Tom Stephens

* = new member for 2019-20 term

JoAnn Myers
Chair, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-Feb 2020
Resigned as chair Feb 2020 because of illness

Emeritus Members
Hazel Gatliff
Carroll McCoy
Millie Juby Williams