The Fisher-Miller Land Grant

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First grant purchases were declines, then voided; but in 1844 two speculators finalized 3.2-million-acre area

  • This map of Germany in 1842 shows territories where the Germans under the Adelsverein originated. Many Texas settlements were named for the places where German emigrants came from, like New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Castell and Bettina. — Map courtesy Gillespie County Historical Society
    This map of Germany in 1842 shows territories where the Germans under the Adelsverein originated. Many Texas settlements were named for the places where German emigrants came from, like New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Castell and Bettina. — Map courtesy Gillespie County Historical Society
  • The Fisher-Miller Land Grant
    The Fisher-Miller Land Grant
When Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, a push was made to populate the new country with non-Latin citizens. In order to facilitate this, the Republic began working with individual land speculators in selling major pieces of land. The history of land grants in Texas goes back as far as 1731, but the idea of selling grants became more significant during the years of the Republic…

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