Near Stonewall in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Texas White House
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
President Johnsonís capacity to influence or control events did not diminish during his stays at the Texas White House. Outbuildings held sophisticated electronics. Airplanes and helicopters buzzed along the ranchís runway. Inside the house, Johnson met with staff, read papers, watched television, and worked the phones constantly. He also greeted a steady procession of cabinet officers, legislators, celebrities, and heads of state.
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The original portion of the ranch house—the stone section in front of you—was built in the 1890s. Various improvements have been made to the house since the Johnsons acquired it in 1951.
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President Johnson meets with his military advisors and Joint Chiefs of Staff in the front yard of the Texas White House, December 22, 1964.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the Texas White House 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. Lifetime of Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Stones (within shouting distance of this marker); Communicating with the World (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Jet Age Arrives! (about 400 feet away); Aviation: Key to the Texas White House (about 400 feet away); A Grand Entrance (about 700 feet away); What is the President pointing to anyway? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longhorn Cattle and White-Tail Deer (approx. 0.2 miles 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 6, 2015.)
2. Texas White House brochure from the National Park Service. (Submitted on December 6, 2015.)
Categories. • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.