The Forked Pecan Tree

Corner Pecan Tree 2011

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In the Southeast Corner of the Pond Springs Cemetery there stands a large forked Texas Native Pecan Tree. By the compass the tree is due East in direction. The tree is in the corner adjacent to an apartment complex at the present back fence line. Near the tree is an underground drainage culvert which may have led to the tree having a few large dead limbs in it. The digging of this underground ditch probably disturbed the tree’s root system. This tree is very significant to the cemetery because it is presently the only surviving boundary marker identified on the original property deed establishing the boundaries of Pond Springs Cemetery as donated by the T. L. and H. M. Rutledge on February 16, 1872 in what was then part of Travis County. The Cemetery now stands in Williamson County.  On the deed the tree is identified as forked Pecan brs N 20 E 16vs West of L. T. Wilson’s 115 acres.

 –Buster

Fork Pecan brs N 20 E 16 vs

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Published on August 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

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