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Watson, TX (Burnet County)

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl General Entry

Watson, sometimes called Watson's Store, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 and Farm Road 963 eighteen miles northeast of Burnet in northeastern Burnet County. It was named for Ed Watson, a local storeowner. A school was established near Watson in 1879; the Pleasant Hill, or Red Bud School, was built in the area in 1908. It was consolidated with the Briggs district in the 1930s. A church, a cemetery, and a few scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps in the 1940s and the 1980s. In 2000 the population was ninety-eight.

Darrell Debo, Burnet County History (2 vols., Burnet, Texas: Eakin, 1979).

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, “Watson, TX (Burnet County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 08, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/watson-tx-burnet-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
September 1, 1995

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