McKinney in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Johnson House
Lower Left: Captain Johnson (a Confederate Civil War Veteran) became an active politician, serving in the State Legislature and Senate. He is credited with writing the Homestead Bill, which became law in 1876. Due to his passionate political speeches, he would often turn a florid, reddish complexion, earning him the nickname of Rutabaga Johnson.
Upper Right: A tribute to Bobby Younger, great nephew to Mr. Johnson, is displayed upstairs. After graduating from Mckinney High School, Bobby attended Texas A & M University for one year before enlisting in World War II at the age of 18. Bobby is considered a local war hero who flew 13 successful missions over Germany as a ball turret gunner,
The Johnson House is now used as a Bridal Suite for Weddings.
Erected by Chestnut Square Historic Village.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 33° 11.64′ N, 96° 36.8′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of Anthony Street and South Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east on Anthony Street. The marker is located in front of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Anthony Street, McKinney TX 75069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dulaney House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chapel at Chestnut Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dulaney Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); John Faires House (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birthplace of Rebekah Baines Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Collin County Prison (approx. Ό mile away); First National Bank Building (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Chestnut Square Historic Village. There is a small entry fee required to visit the historic homes at the village.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.