New marker commemorates local history Posted in: NewsLifestyle On Saturday, Elgin history enthusiasts honored the story of Mary Christian Burleson, a prominent figure in local history who settled in the Elgin area in the 1830s before Elgin even became a town, by unveiling a historical marker at the Mary Christian Burleson Cemetery. To learn more about Mary Christian Burleson, the historical marker at the cemetery, and other efforts to preserve her history, see next week’s edition of the Elgin Courier. ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!