Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Old Zimmerman Home
Erected 1967 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15021.)
Location. 30° 21.837′ N, 97° 42.818′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Payton Gin Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and house are located on the property of The Settlement Home for Children. Gates may be locked during off hours. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Payton Gin Rd, Austin TX 78753, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fiskville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Quarry Site (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Davis Cemetery Walnut Creek Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Austin Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Austin State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Moore-Hancock Farmstead (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .
1. Shawnee Trail. Handbook of Texas Online entry for Shawnee Trail referenced on marker. (Submitted on March 19, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Zimmerman Cabin (pdf file) - Preservation Austin, Fall 2014, vol. 18 no. 4. The Edward E. Zimmerman Cabin, located at 9019 Parkfield Drive, predates the Zimmerman House shown on this marker. As the newsletter describes "the cabin is one of the oldest houses in Austin. Built in 1854 by German immigrant Zimmerman for his family, this house is of a rare construction style of stone and wood. When first constructed, the Zimmerman house was five miles from the City of Austin. Zimmerman served as the area’s first postmaster and ran a general store. Zimmerman later built a stone house nearby once his family outgrew the small stone and wood house. The property stayed in the Zimmerman fami ly until the early twentieth century. Now, the house is a Registered Texas (Submitted on February 6, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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