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

Old Rock Store

 
 
Old Rock Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
1. Old Rock Store Marker
Inscription. Influenced by the style of early German rock buildings in central Texas, James Andrew Patton (1853-1944) supervised the construction of this building in 1898. A German mason laid the stone. Patton fought Comanches as a Texas Ranger and was a civic leader and local postmaster. He was known affectionately as "the mayor of Oak Hill." He and his family, followed by others, operated a general store here for many years. The building also housed a local Woodmen of the World lodge hall on the second floor.
 
Erected 1970 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12244.)
 
Location. 30° 14.138′ N, 97° 51.54′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on U.S. 290, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6266 W Highway 290, Austin TX 78735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Johnson Smokehouse (approx. 3.6 miles away); Eanes-Marshall Ranch (approx. 4.1 miles away); Eanes Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Eanes School and Chapel
Old Rock Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
2. Old Rock Store and Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Roberts-Teague Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Original Skyline Club Sign (approx. 5.5 miles away); Andrew Jackson Zilker (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,684 times since then and 246 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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