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Barton Hills in Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Swedish Log Cabin

 
 
Swedish Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Swedish Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  

Built about 1838 on "Govalle" ("good grazing land", in Swedish). Ranch of S.M. Swenson, settler who encouraged migration of his countrymen to Texas. A copy of cabins built 1638 by Swedish colonists in Delaware.

Home, 1848, of newly arrived Gustaf Palm family; a social center for early immigrants.

Preserved through efforts of Louis Palm, Carl T. Widen. Texas Swedish Pioneer Association and others.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14405.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 30° 16.136′ N, 97° 46.375′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Barton Hills. Marker can be reached from Barton Springs Road west of Stratford Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Zilker Park Botanical Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78746, 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. Swedes of Texas (a few steps from this marker); Esperanza School Building (a few steps from this marker); Ashford McGill House (approx. ¼ mile away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philosophers’ Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barton Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Jackson Zilker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Travis County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Swedish Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
2. Swedish Log Cabin Marker
Broader view of marker and additional plaques; including Austin Landmark plaque.
Inside the Swedish Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
3. Inside the Swedish Log Cabin
Swedish Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
4. Swedish Log Cabin and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,501 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   4. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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