With all of our plans for the rapidly approaching Texas Ranger Day on March 12th, it's easy to get caught up in all our visions of tasty fajitas, fresh gunsmoke fired by the Old West Rangers, music and MORE.
But for many of us, the real beacon that drives this event is the little, white church that sits quietly a few miles from Burton at one of our community's oldest cemeteries and final resting place for Captain Leander McNelly. That church is the Mt. Zion Historical Chapel. You see, this chapel and the cemetery are actually part of the reason our group formed in 1973.
So it is only fitting that with each Texas Ranger Day ALL proceeds go into the fund to restore this piece of our history for generations to come!
The church structure has an amazing history and roots that we can't even begin to explain with this short post but we hope you will peruse our pages and read its history and of some of our other lovely historical gems.