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Johnson City in Blanco County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Polk Johnson

(August 24, 1845 - October 20, 1885)

 
 
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 21, 2018
1. James Polk Johnson Marker
Inscription.  A native of Georgia, James Polk Johnson came to Texas with his family and grew up in DeWitt County. Following his service in the Confederate army during the Civil War, he moved to Blanco County to join his uncles in the cattle business. He bought the business in 1871 and became successful in his own right. In 1879 he founded a new town, Johnson City, on the Pedernales River and was instrumental in its development. His dream of making Johnson City the seat of Blanco County was not realized until 1891, six years after his death.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2835.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 16.671′ N, 98° 24.96′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Texas, in Blanco County. Marker is on West Pecan Drive east of Avenue L, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the James Polk Johnson Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TX 78636, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Resting Place of a Founder (here, next to this marker);
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Blanco County Trail Drives (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frontier Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Land Transformed (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. James Odiorne (approx. ¼ mile away); James Polk Johnson Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Johnson Settlement (approx. ¼ mile away); Blanco County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
James Polk Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 21, 2018
2. James Polk Johnson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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