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

Lohmans Crossing

 
 
Lohmans Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 7, 2017
1. Lohmans Crossing Marker
Inscription.  A native of Hanover, Germany, John Henry Lohmans emigrated to Texas in 1842. He settled in Austin where he opened a large dairy farm. In 1867 he moved into this area west of Austin and cleared a farm out of the abundant timberland. Lohmans worked on several road construction projects in the area and privately financed the building of Lohmans Ford Road. Lohmans Crossing Road (.5 mi. W) follows the general path of the early route. Lohmans Ford Road, along with others in the area, was significant in the formation of an early Colorado River crossing network.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6467.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 22.131′ N, 97° 58.111′ W. Marker is in Lakeway, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Ladin Lane west of Strahle Lane when traveling west. To access this marker, park in the Ladin Ln cul de sac and walk west to the historic Liebelt log cabin. Touch for map
Lohmans Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 7, 2017
2. Lohmans Crossing Marker
View of marker at the rear of the historic Liebelt log cabin.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Ladin Lane, Austin TX 78734, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hudson Bend (approx. 3.6 miles away); Roberts-Teague Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Anderson’s Mill (approx. 7.1 miles away); John M. King Log House (approx. 9.3 miles away); Eanes-Marshall Ranch (approx. 10.1 miles away); Cypress School (approx. 10.4 miles away); Oak Hill (approx. 11 miles away); Site of Community of Nameless (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lakeway Heritage Center. Link to the City of Lakeway's Heritage Center web pages which feature additional info on Lohmans crossing, the Liebelt log cabin, and other historical sites and facts about this area. (Submitted on January 9, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
1940 Aerial Photo of Lohmans Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
3. 1940 Aerial Photo of Lohmans Crossing
This 1940 aerial photo (with Google Earth basemap) of Lohmans Crossing shows the old river ford clearly.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on August 13, 2020, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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