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

Blanco County Trail Drives

 
 
Blanco County Trail Drives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 5, 2010
1. Blanco County Trail Drives Marker
Inscription. From this headquarters site in the 1870s, the brothers J. T. and Sam Ealy Johnson started thousands of cattle up trails to Kansas and other shipping or market points. To the west, at Williamson's Creek, and at Deer Creek (southeast) the Johnsons had gathering and processing pens. They had largest individual trail driving outfit in Blanco and six nearby counties, sending north several herds of 2,500 to 3,000 each season. Sam Ealy, the younger Johnson brother, is known to history as grandfather of 36th president of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson. (1969)
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5550.)
 
Location. 30° 16.565′ N, 98° 25.052′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Texas, in Blanco County. Marker is on U.S. 290. Touch for map. Located on US 290 west, in front of Johnson Ranch Headquarters (Avenue N and Main Street, western edge of Johnson City). 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. James Polk Johnson Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blanco County Veterans Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blanco County
Blanco County Trail Drives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 5, 2010
2. Blanco County Trail Drives Marker
View of marker in context, just outside the entrace to the park.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Blanco County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1894 Blanco County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); The LBJ Legacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); L. B. J. Boyhood Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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