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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Henry G. Madison Cabin

 
 
Henry G. Madison Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Henry G. Madison Cabin Marker
Inscription. Built about 1863 at 807 east 11th Street; homestead of Henry Green Madison (1843-1912), policeman and farmer, his wife Louise, and their eight children. In 1886, Madison built a frame house enclosing the cabin, which remained hidden until a razing crew found it in 1968.

The log structure was donated to the city of Austin in 1968 by Mrs. Ninabelle Wooten, dismantled and reassembled on this site in 1973 as an exhibit dedicated to the black heritage of the city.
 
Erected 1974 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14700.)
 
Location. 30° 16.332′ N, 97° 42.84′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from North Pleasant Valley Road north of Rosewood Avenue. Click for map. It is in Rosewood Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simpson United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of Old Anderson High School; Kealing Jr. High School (approx. half a mile away); James L. Farmer, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Southgate-Lewis House (approx.
Henry G. Madison Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
2. Henry G. Madison Cabin
0.6 miles away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blackshear Elementary School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Desegregation of Texas High Schools (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Washington Carver Branch Library (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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