Johnson City in Blanco County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
LBJ Boyhood Home
Lyndon Johnson spent most of ten years living in this home - a decade that profoundly affected the future president's view of the world.
A neat landscape in front of you bears little resemblance to the backyard Lyndon Johnson knew. In Johnson's youth, this yard included almost everything needed to sustain a family: an orchard, vegetable garden, woodpile, windmill, barn, smokehouse. Hog wire fences kept in chickens and livestock. Laundry - scrubbed by hand - swayed under the intense hill country sun.
Though Lyndon Johnson always thought fondly of Johnson City, he spent much of his political career trying to lessen for all Americans the hard realities he knew as a youth: no electricity, poor medical care, inadequate education, prejudice.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 30° 16.498′ N, 98° 24.646′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Texas, in Blanco County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue G and Ladybird Lane, on the right when traveling north on Avenue G. Touch for map. Marker is near the SW corner of the LBJ Boyhood Home property. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TX 78636, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson Settlement Trail (within The LBJ Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson City (within shouting distance of this marker); L. B. J. Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); E. Babe Smith (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1894 Blanco County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Also see . . .
1. L. B. J. National Historical Park. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lyndon Baines Johnson. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. LBJ Library & Museum. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 9. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.