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Johnson City in Blanco County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Johnson Settlement Trail

 
 
Johnson Settlement Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2010
1. Johnson Settlement Trail Marker
Inscription.
The sidewalk ahead leads to the Johnson Settlement, frontier home of President Johnson's paternal grandparents, Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr., and Eliza Bunton Johnson.

Between 1867 and 1872 Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., and his brother Tom drove huge herds of longhorns from this homestead north along the Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas. The original cabin remains, surrounded by barns and outbuildings that reflect nearly a century of ranching and farming on this land.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 16.484′ N, 98° 24.652′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Texas, in Blanco County. Marker is at the intersection of Ladybird Lane and Avenue G, on the left when traveling west on Ladybird Lane. Touch for map. 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. The LBJ Legacy (a few steps from this marker); Johnson City (within shouting distance of this marker); LBJ Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); L. B. J. Boyhood Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Photo on Johnson Settlement Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2010
2. Photo on Johnson Settlement Trail Marker
(about 500 feet away); E. Babe Smith (about 500 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 . . .  Samuel Ealy Johnson, Sr. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimalsNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Johnson Settlement Trail Marker Map image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2010
3. Johnson Settlement Trail Marker Map
Johnson Settlement Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2010
4. Johnson Settlement Trail Marker
Looking SSW, with the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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