Central East Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Johann Jacob Groos
Texas Land Commissioner
— March 6, 1822 - June 15, 1878 —
A professional surveyor before and after coming to Texas in 1845 from his native Germany, J.J. Groos helped open New Braunfels area to settlement. He served 1849-65 as a Comal County official, and was in Confederate militia during Civil War (1861-65). In 1874, Groos was elected Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas and served four years, until his death.
Married to Katharine Blieder, he was father of seven children.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14753.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 30° 16.484′ N, 97° 43.655′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Central East Austin. Marker is at the intersection of Navasota Street and East 14th Street, on the right when traveling north on Navasota Street. The marker is located at Oakwood Cemetery, Section 1, Lot 266. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. John Crittenden Duval (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Baker (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Martin “Buck” Walton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Susanna W. Dickinson (about 400 feet away); Swante Palm (about 400 feet away); Andrew Jackson Hamilton (about 400 feet away); Abner Hugh Cook (about 500 feet away); Oakwood Cemetery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
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