Johnson City in Blanco County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
LBJ Boyhood Home
A neat landscape in front of you bears little resemblance to the backyard Lyndon Johnson knew. In Johnson's youth, this yard included almost everything needed to sustain a family: an orchard, vegetable garden, woodpile, windmill, barn, smokehouse. Hog wire fences kept in chickens and livestock. Laundry - scrubbed by hand - swayed under the intense hill country sun.
Though Lyndon Johnson always thought fondly of Johnson City, he spent much of his political career trying to lessen for all Americans the hard realities he knew as a youth: no electricity, poor medical care, inadequate education, prejudice.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • Science & Medicine Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series list.
Location. 30° 16.498′ N, 98° 24.646′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Texas, in Blanco County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue G and Ladybird Lane, on the right when traveling north on Avenue G. Marker is near the SW corner of the LBJ Boyhood Home property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TX 78636, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson Settlement Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The LBJ Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson City (within shouting distance of this marker); L. B. J. Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyndon B. Johnson and Hill Country Electrification (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (about 400 feet away); E. Babe Smith (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Also see . . .
1. L. B. J. National Historical Park. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. LBJ Library & Museum. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 9. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.