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Swedish Hill

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Swedish Hill Marker
Inscription.  

Residential development of this area began in the 1870s when a number of Swedish immigrants erected homes near their downtown businesses. Initially bounded by Red River, 14th, 18th, and Navasota streets, the neighborhood became known as Svenska Kullen (Swedish Hill). A Swedish Methodist and other Swedish churches were built in the area, which was later divided by the interstate highway. A number of historic houses remain in the section of Swedish Hill that is east of the interstate. The neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12686.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 30° 16.514′ N, 97° 43.833′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on I-35 Frontage Road (Interstate 35 Frontage Road) near the intersection of Olander and East 15th Streets, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Oakwood Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Baker (about 700 feet away); Peter Henry Oberwetter (about 700 feet away); Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs Washington (about 700 feet away); Major William Martin “Buck” Walton (about 800 feet away); Jacob Fontaine (about 800 feet away); Gen. George W. Terrell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johann Jacob Groos (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online - Swede Hill, Texas. (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2010. This page has been viewed 670 times since then. Last updated on September 12, 2020, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photo   1. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jan. 25, 2021