Lakeway in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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 & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
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 Lane cul-de-sac and walk west to the historic Liebelt log cabin.Touch for map. 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); Cox Springs School (approx. 6 miles away); Maxey Cemetery (approx. 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).
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 10 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.