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Site of the Headquarters of the United States Army for 5th Military District

 
 
Site of the Headquarters of the United States Army for 5th Military District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
1. Site of the Headquarters of the United States Army for 5th Military District Marker
Inscription. Established in 1868 in an area of five acres. Abandoned in 1870 when headquarters were removed to San Antonio.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 15593.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 15.635′ N, 97° 44.489′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Trinty St.. Touch for map. Can be found on the Lady Bird Lake walking trail. 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. Grinninger Fence (here, next to this marker); F. Weigl Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); The “Austin Statesman” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin, C.S.A. (approx. mile away); Congress Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); O. Henry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Site of First Methodist Church of Austin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Provident and Heierman Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 22, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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