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WATSON, TEXAS

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Burnet County, Texas Hill Country
Highway 183 and FM 963
18 miles NE of Burnet

Population: Unknown

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Chapel Hill United Methodist Church , Watson, Texas
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Watson
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Watson, aka Watson's Store was named for Ed Watson, the man who ran the local store. A school was opened around 1879 and a second school called Pleasant Hill, or Redbud School, was built around 1908. It merged with Briggs schools in the 1930s. The town never developed into a thriving community and the church above and a cemetery are about all that remain today.

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Watson Cemetery gate, Watson Texas
Watson Cemetery entrance
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Watson Cemetery, Watson Texas
Watson Cemetery
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Watson Cemetery  sign, Watson Texas
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