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Liberty Hill in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John G. Matthews House

 
 
John G. Matthews House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 27, 2009
1. John G. Matthews House Marker
Inscription. After coming to Texas with his parents in 1840, John G. Matthews (1824-1903) joined a Ranger company and fought in the Mexican War (1846-48). He married Nancy Leanorah Carothers (1838-93) and in 1872 built this hand-hewn native limestone house, which his family occupied until about 1885. Matthews’ son, Joseph Neely Matthews (1866-1944), a teacher and justice of the peace, later enlarged the Pioneer-style dwelling, now (1976) owned by his daughter, Myreta Matthews.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1976 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9296.)
 
Location. 30° 38.457′ N, 97° 52.839′ W. Marker is in Liberty Hill, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from County Road 263 near U.S. 183. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 County Road 263, Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Hall Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Christ (approx. one mile away); Manuel Flores (approx. 1.4 miles away); Liberty Hill Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Liberty Hill Masonic Hall
John G. Matthews House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 27, 2009
2. John G. Matthews House and Marker
Marker can be seen mounted on the building to the right of the entrance door.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Stubblefield Building (approx. 3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pickle-Mason House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rock House Community (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty Hill.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, Mexican-American
 
Old Barn image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 27, 2009
3. Old Barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2011, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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