“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Fiskville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Fiskville Marker
Inscription. Two area pioneers were Josiah Fisk, who arrived in 1846, and Edward Zimmerman, who came in 1854; both brought their families to the farming lands outside Austin. Zimmerman became the first Postmaster in 1873, when more than 150 people lived in Fiskville, a dispersed agricultural community along Little Walnut Creek. Most residents were farmers, but the settlement also supported several businesses. These included gins belonging to G.W. Corzine (Cazine), a former slave, and to Andrew Payton. The community and its schools eventually became part of Austin. The Fiskville Cemetery, Zimmermanís 1854 home and area street names serve as links to the early farming settlement.
Erected 2004 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13095.)
Location. 30° 21.476′ N, 97° 42.041′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Click for map. Facing Peyton Gin Rd. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8830 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78753, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Zimmerman Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin (approx. 2 miles away); Old Quarry Site
Edward Zimmerman Home Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
2. Edward Zimmerman Home
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Davis Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Walnut Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Austin State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Barr Mansion (approx. 3.2 miles away); Moore-Hancock Farmstead (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online - Fiskville, TX. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   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 June 16, 2016.
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