An Arm of The Chisholm Cattle Trail
Burleson County, Texas
30 26.192' N 96 47.930' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of SH-21 and CR-130. Go 150 yards north on SH-21. The marker is on the left (west) side of the road.
Text: The Chisholm Trail, which was developed following the Civil War, allowed Texas cattle to be driven to railheads in Kansas for shipment to eastern markets. An arm of the celebrated route, reaching from Matagorda County to the main trail near present McGregor, passed through this area. With the establishment of James L. Dean's store, later the site of Deanville, and the White Inn, the trail became a significant commercial road. Vital to the development of Burleson County's cattle industry, it declined in use after rail lines reached the area in the late 1870s.