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Oak Hill

 
 
Oak Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
1. Oak Hill Marker
Inscription. First settlers arrived in area in 1840s. The community founded here in 1856 was called Live Oak Springs; in 1865 it was renamed Shiloh. Later schools known as Live Oak and Oatmanville gave names temporarily to the settlement. It has been known as Oak Hill since 1900.

Limestone quarries were opened, 1882, to supply stone for capitol building in Austin. By 1886, ten carloads of stone were shipped daily over railroad which joined quarries with capitol grounds. It is estimated that one-third of capitol's walls are lined with limestone from Oak Hill quarries.
 
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12695.)
 
Location. 30° 14.059′ N, 97° 52.126′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on US-290, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Rock Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Johnson Smokehouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Eanes-Marshall Ranch (approx. 4.5 miles away); Eanes School and Chapel (approx.
Oak Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
2. Oak Hill Marker
4.7 miles away); Eanes Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Roberts-Teague Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Original Skyline Club Sign (approx. 6.1 miles away); Andrew Jackson Zilker (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online. Oak Hill, Texas (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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 6, 2016.
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