Near Llano in Llano County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Community of Valley Spring
This was birthplace of James Field Smathers (1888-1967), inventor of electric typewriter.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9458.)
Location. 30° 51.454′ N, 98° 49.159′ W. Marker is near Llano, Texas, in Llano County. Marker is on State Highway 71 0.1 miles south of Farm to Market Road 1659, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Llano TX 78643, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pontotoc and San Fernando Academy (approx. 10.1 miles away); Old Southern Hotel Building (approx. 11.2 miles away); Llano County Granite Industry (approx. 11.3 miles away); Acme Dry Goods Building (approx. 11.3 miles away); Llano Woman's Culture Club (approx. 11.3 miles away); Llano County Courthouse (approx. 11.3 miles away); Frank Teich (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Llano County Jail (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Llano.
Also see . . .
1. Valley Spring, TX (Submitted on December 11, 2015.)
2. James Field Smathers. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on December 11, 2015.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.