Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Woman Suﬀrage Movement in Texas
In March 1918 Rep. C.B. Metcalfe of San Antonio sponsored successful legislation giving women the right to vote in primary elections. It was signed into law by Gov. William P. Hobby just 17 days before the voter registration deadline for that yearís election. In that short period of time, more than 386,000 Texas women registered to vote, including many who gathered at the Travis County Courthouse at this site. On June 28, 1919, Texas became the 9th state to ratify the Woman Suffrage (19th) Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Erected 1991 by the Texas
Location. 30° 16.362′ N, 97° 44.462′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Ave and 11th St, on the right when traveling north on Congress Ave. Touch for map. On the SE corner. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Americans in the Texas Revolution (here, next to this marker); Governor Edmund Jackson Davis (here, next to this marker); Governor James Edward Ferguson August 31, 1871 -September 21, 1944 (here, next to this marker); Governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Governor Elisha Marshall Pease (here, next to this marker); Henry Smith (here, next to this marker); Site of Second Travis County Courthouse and Walton Building (here, next to this marker); The Texas Capitol (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Categories. • Civil Rights • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.