Greater South River City in Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The “Austin Statesman”
Begun as the “Democratic Statesman” in 1871 by the Democratic Party, in opposition to radical Reconstruction government in Texas. Quickly passed into private ownership popular first editor was attorney John Cardwell.
Published daily since 1873, paper merged with “Austin American” in 1924.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14219.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 30° 15.499′ N, 97° 44.627′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Greater South River City. Marker can be reached from Congress Avenue north of West Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 S Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Headquarters of the United States Army for 5th Military District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grinninger Fence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congress Avenue Texas School for the Deaf (approx. 0.4 miles away); F. Weigl Iron Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); H&TC and I&GN Depots (approx. half a mile away); Austin City Limits (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . . The Austin Statesman. (Submitted on April 5, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.