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

Andrew Jackson Zilker

 
 
Andrew Jackson Zilker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Andrew Jackson Zilker Marker
Inscription. Voted Austin's most worthy citizen twice, Indiana native Andrew Jackson Zilker (1858-1934) grew up with a strong respect for the laborers along the Ohio River. He came to Austin penniless in 1876 but quickly became a businessman and bank director. He contributed to his community at the neighborhood, city and county levels. Believing in the importance of "practical" education, he indirectly funded school industrial programs when he sold 366 acres of parkland including Barton Springs, to the city. The payments on the land were required to go to the school district. A gift of 32 additional acres in 1934 added to the city's most cherished recreation area, Zilker Park.
 
Erected 2003 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15335.)
 
Location. 30° 15.866′ N, 97° 46.27′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on William Barton Dr, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Zilker Park. 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. Barton Springs (here, next to this marker); Rocky Cliff (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swedes of Texas
Philosophers' Rock at Barton Springs and markers image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
2. Philosophers' Rock at Barton Springs and markers
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Swedish Log Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Esperanza School Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old I.V. Davis Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. half a mile away); Ashford McGill House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Readable pictures of the plaques and markers for the Philosophers' Rock statue. • Can you help?
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