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Karnack in Harrison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Home Town of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson

(Wife of 36th President of the United States)

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
1. Home Town of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Marker
Inscription.  On December 22, 1912, in the family home 2.7 miles south, was born Claudia Alta Taylor. She was third child (only daughter) of Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Pattillo Taylor. Her father had a general store in Karnack for many years. Young “Lady Bird” (a pet name originated by her nurse, Alice Tittle) attended public schools in Fern community, near here, and in Jefferson and Marshall, and earned Bachelor of Arts and Journalism degrees at the University of Texas.

On November 17, 1934, she married Lyndon Baines Johnson, congressional staff member who became head of National Youth Administration in Texas in 1935.

The Johnsons are parents of two daughters, Lynda Bird and Luci Baines.

During her husband’s rise to world leadership—as United States Congressman, Senator, Senate Majority Leader, Vice President, and President—Mrs. Johnson added to role of wife and mother that of hostess to many of the greatest statesmen of the world.

As First Lady of the United States, she is true to her east Texas heritage of love for gardens, trees, unspoiled natural scenery, and historic sites. She
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Outstanding Women of Texas Series-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10182.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series list.
 
Location. 32° 40.012′ N, 94° 10.219′ W. Marker is in Karnack, Texas, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of T J Taylor Avenue (State Highway 449) and Kay Street, on the right when traveling north on T J Taylor Avenue. Marker is located at south end of triangular plaza bounded by T J Taylor Ave, Kay St and FM 134. T J Taylor Ave is named after Lady Bird Johnson's father, Thomas Jefferson Taylor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Karnack TX 75661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town of Port Caddo (approx. one mile away); Marshall-Shreveport Stagecoach Road (approx. 7˝ miles away); Potter's Point (approx. 10.1
Home Town of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
2. Home Town of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Marker (wide view)
miles away); Swanson's Landing (approx. 10.7 miles away); Former Site of Old Concord Methodist Church and Concord Masonic Lodge (approx. 11 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 11.2 miles away); Harrison County (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Karnack.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lady Bird Johnson.
The town of Karnack, Texas lies 15 miles from the Louisiana border, nestled among the lakes, bayous and cotton fields of East Texas. The town of 400 people is lorded over by a giant mansion a mile outside of downtown, known locally as the “The Brick House.” It is there in 1912 that Claudia Alta Taylor entered the world. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lady Bird Johnson's Father.
Thomas Jefferson Taylor II; born 29 August, 1874, Autauga County, Alabama; General store owner; cotton planter; land owner; died 22 October, 1960, Marshall, Texas; turning his store profits into real estate, he owned some twelve thousand acres of cotton, perhaps the largest landowner in Harrison County, Texas; he donated nearly 400 acres of property, some two-thirds of
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his total, to the state and it became Caddo Lake State Park; (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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