Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Old Zimmerman Home
Edward E. Zimmerman came to Texas, 1844, from Germany; settled here, 1854, with wife Regina Reinhard. They had 5 children. Zimmerman built this early Texas farmhouse, 1861, of hand-hewn cream colored rock from nearby hills; lumber from Bull Creek mills. One of first residences on route of Shawnee Trail (used by traders, immigrants, Indians, and famous as a cattle trail in 1850s and 1860s). Regina once shot a bear at back door.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15021.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 30° 21.837′ N, 97° 42.818′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Payton Gin Road west of Colonial Drive, on the right when traveling west. The marker and house are located on the property of The Settlement Home for Children. Gates may be locked during off hours. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Payton Gin Rd, Austin TX 78753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Fiskville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Quarry Site (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Texas Newspapers, C.S.A. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Davis Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); 700 Year Old Live Oak (approx. 2½ miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Austin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Walnut Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Walden Mill at Bull Creek Historical Marker
Also see . . .
1. Shawnee Trail. Handbook of Texas Online entry for Shawnee Trail referenced on marker. (Submitted on March 19, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Walden Mill on Bull Creek. Marker references lumber from Bull Creek mills used in house construction. This is likely the Walden's mill on Bull Creek. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. Historical Marker Application. From the Portal to Texas History. (Submitted on March 18, 2020, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,561 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on September 9, 2019, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on September 11, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.