“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Pease Park

Pease Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 9, 2007
1. Pease Park Marker
Inscription. Named for family of 1853-57 Texas Governor, Elisha Marshall Pease (1812-83), within whose early-day plantation this area was situated. Gov. and Mrs. Pease on May 20, 1875, gave 23-acre site here on Shoal Creek to City of Austin for use as a public park. It was already a landmark, known as post-Civil War camping ground of Gen. George A. Custer (1839-76) and 200 federal soldiers.

Left undeveloped until about 1913, park was nevertheless used for all sorts of celebrations such as the annual outings of volunteer firemen. It remains a spot of natural beauty.
Erected 1971 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15397.)
Location. 30° 16.858′ N, 97° 45.089′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Okewell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Calvin Maples Cureton (approx. 0.2 miles away); King-Von Rosenberg House (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Daniel H. Caswell House
Pease Park image. Click for full size.
By Renee, January 26, 2014
2. Pease Park
On volunteer clean up day
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry H. and Bertha Sterzing Ziller House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herblin – Shoe House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Edward Mandell House Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hugh B. Hancock House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Categories. Notable Places
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Renee' Lasswell of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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