"Founded out of concern for dependent, orphaned children, this (the Buckner Oprhan Home) institution opened in 1879 under the guidance of the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner (d. 1919). Originally known as Buckner Orphan's Home, the first structure on this site was built in 1880 and housed six children. By 1910 the orphanage was caring for 600 children. Supported by the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1914 and later renamed Buckner Baptist Children's Home, the facility now primarily cares for children from broken homes. For more than 100 years the Buckner home has been a leader in Texas child care." - Texas Historical Commission, The State Agency for Historical Preservation. (Refer to their Atlas for more state history at: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/index.html)
(Marker Location: 5200 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas)
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Son of Rev. Daniel Buckner of Virginia, and Mary Hampton, of South Caroliina.
His residence was 4120 Junius Street, Dallas, Tx.
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