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Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Texas White House

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
The Texas White House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. The Texas White House Marker
Inscription.  Although he frequented Washington for much of his adult life, President Johnson always considered this house his home. During the White House years, it served as a busy office, a working ranch, and a quiet refuge from the pressures of being president in tumultuous times. The shade of the big live oak in front of you often served as a makeshift meeting room for the Johnson cabinet.

President Johnson’s capacity to influence or control events did not diminish during his stays at the Texas White House. Outbuildings held sophisticated electronics. Airplanes and helicopters buzzed along the ranch’s runway. Inside the house, Johnson met with staff, read papers, watched television, and worked the phones constantly. He also greeted a steady procession of cabinet officers, legislators, celebrities, and heads of state.

(Upper Right Photo Caption)
The original portion of the ranch house—the stone section in front of you—was built in the 1890s. Various improvements have been made to the house since the Johnsons acquired it in 1951.

(Bottom Photo Caption)
President Johnson meets with his
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military advisors and Joint Chiefs of Staff in the front yard of the Texas White House, December 22, 1964.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
 
Location. 30° 14.455′ N, 98° 37.488′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Malecek Road and Park Road 49. Marker is located next to the Texas White House in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stonewall TX 78671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lifetime of Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); Communicating with the World (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Hangar (about 400 feet away); The Jet Age Arrives! (about 400 feet away); Aviation: Key to the Texas White House (about 400 feet away); A Grand Entrance (about 700 feet away); What is the President pointing to anyway? (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonewall.
 
Related markers.
The Texas White House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. The Texas White House Marker
View to southeast towards Pedernales River
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This list consists of 26 wayside exhibits along the LBJ Ranch driving tour in Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. The markers are in order as you would encounter them on the driving tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 6, 2015.)
2. Texas White House brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on December 6, 2015.)
 
Marker next to the Texas White House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. Marker next to the Texas White House
The Texas White House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
4. The Texas White House
Original Portion of the Texas White House Built in the 1890s image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 11, 2010
5. Original Portion of the Texas White House Built in the 1890s
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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