Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Moores engaged in stock raising and farming and reared five children here. In 1866 Elizabeth Moore, by then widowed, sold this homestead tract to John Hancock, a prominent local judicial and political figure. Although Hancock never lived on the farm, it is believed that his former slave, Orange, and his family lived here in the late 1860s. Hancock's nephews, William and James, lived and worked on the farm at different times during the 1870s and 1880s. Franz Fiset purchased the farm in 1899. The structures were significantly altered by several subsequent owners before falling into disrepair by the mid-1980s. Major restoration of the complex was initiated following condemnation of the property by the city in 1987.
Erected 1992 by the Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 30° 19.264′ N, 97° 44.506′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4811 Sinclair Ave, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petrified Forest Lodge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Austin State Hospital (approx. one mile away); The Radkey House (approx. one mile away); Austin State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Seiders Oaks (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elvira T. Manor Davis House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wells-LaRue House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hyde Park (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,006 times since then and 258 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016.
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