“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)

Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby

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By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby Marker
Inscription. Site of the home built in 1832 by Reuben Hornsby (1793-1879) and his wife Sarah Morrison Hornsby (1796-1862).

Second built in “Austinís Little Colony”. First in the present county of Travis.

Famed for Christian hospitality.

Here Josiah Wilbarger recovered after being scalped in 1833.

Mr. Hornsby and his sonís fought in many Indian battles and served as scouts in Capt. John J. Tumlinsonís company of Rangers, which was organized here in 1836.
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 14616.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 30° 15.665′ N, 97° 37.18′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from FM-969, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on a dirt road toward Hornsby Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78725, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Williams, Howell Hoggett, William Atkinson, Daniel Hornsby (here, next to this marker); Josephus Hornsby (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reuben Hornsby (approx. 0.8 miles away); Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Colored Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Bethany Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Del Valle Army Air Base (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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