Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Quarry Site
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14442.)
Location. 30° 20.969′ N, 97° 44.409′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Albata Avenue and Ardath Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in parking lot near entrance to Northwest Municipal Pool. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7000 Ardath Street, Austin TX 78757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davis Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin (approx. Austin Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); The Old Zimmerman Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); Moore-Hancock Farmstead (approx. 2 miles away); Fiskville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Austin State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); Petrified Forest Lodge (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. History of Shoal Creek. This location, part of the Davis homestead referenced on the marker, is about 800 feet from Shoal Creek, one of the key waterways in Austin. This online re-print of The History of Shoal Creek, by Leila Downs Clark, May 1954, provides historic context for this area. (Submitted on November 26, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Rocks of Ages: Northwest Austin's Historic Quarry. Link to article by author Jeffrey S. Kerr's with additional detail on the quarry. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 124 times this year. Last updated on July 1, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.