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Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., House

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

 
 
Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., House Marker
Inscription. The scene was a common one: young Lyndon Johnson, only a few years old, toddling down the road to visit his grandparents in this house. Here he found a ready supply of apples, candy, and affection. The future president felt a powerful attraction to his paternal grandparents, Sam Johnson, Sr., and Eliza Bunton Johnson; he would always identify himself with the frontier struggles they had endured.

Sam and Eliza Johnson were among the first and most successful of hill country cattle drovers, settling near what is now Johnson City in the late 1860s. After amassing a fortune, they lost it, and eventually resettled here along the Pedernales, where, Eliza Johnson remembered, “the tempo of life was slower.” Sam lived here until his death in 1915. Eliza lived until 1917. Both are buried in the Johnson family cemetery.

(Right Photo Caption)
Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., his wife Eliza, and family members gather round a Model T parked in the driveway of this home. Lyndon Johnson may be the boy standing in front of the car.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 30° 14.299′ N, 98° 36.797′ W. Marker is near Stonewall, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Park Road 49 0.6 miles
Marker (right) in Front of Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. Marker (right) in Front of Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., Farmhouse
View to northeast across Park Road 49
west of Klein Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Sam E. Johnson, Sr. Farmhouse in Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stonewall TX 78671, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Housing the World (here, next to this marker); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Generations of Johnsons (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Mr. Jelly Bean" (approx. 0.2 miles away); A More Perfect Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); A River Runs Through (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Andreas Lindig Lime Kiln (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Reconstructed Birthplace (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonewall.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This list consists of 26 wayside exhibits along the LBJ Ranch driving tour in Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. The markers are in order as you would encounter them on the driving tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park - Official Website. (Submitted on December 2, 2015.)
2. Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 2, 2015.) 
 
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View to West Along Park Road 49 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. View to West Along Park Road 49
Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
4. Sam Ealy Johnson, Sr., House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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