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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Travis County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Travis County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Travis County, TX (505) Bastrop County, TX (77) Blanco County, TX (32) Burnet County, TX (77) Caldwell County, TX (63) Hays County, TX (124) Williamson County, TX (235)  TravisCounty(505) Travis County (505)  BastropCounty(77) Bastrop County (77)  BlancoCounty(32) Blanco County (32)  BurnetCounty(77) Burnet County (77)  CaldwellCounty(63) Caldwell County (63)  HaysCounty(124) Hays County (124)  WilliamsonCounty(235) Williamson County (235)
Austin is the county seat for Travis County
Adjacent to Travis County, Texas
      Bastrop County (77)  
      Blanco County (32)  
      Burnet County (77)  
      Caldwell County (63)  
      Hays County (124)  
      Williamson County (235)  
 
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1Texas, Travis County, Austin — 1928 Granite Water Fountain
Near East 13th Street at Brazos Street, on the right when traveling north.
Installed in 1928 over the artesian well, this granite water fountain replaced the circa 1903 cast-iron fountain that once stood east of the Great Walk. Eight spigots on the granite fountain provided abundant access to the mineralized well water, . . . Map (db m112201) HM
2Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6425 — 1933 Austin Public Library
On West 9th Street east of San Antonio Street, on the right when traveling east.
Overlooking one of the city's four public squares platted in 1893, this site was obtained from the Texas Legislature in 1913 for a public library. Completed in 1933, this building represents the most prominent public work of Austin native Hugo . . . Map (db m25757) HM
3Texas, Travis County, Austin — 700 Year Old Live Oak1976 Tree Registry of Austin
Near Interstate 35 Frontage Road north of East Braker Lane, on the right when traveling north.
This live oak tree, with a circumference of 15' 8", a diameter of 5', may be 700 years old. This means that it began growing at about the time the Crusades of the Middle Ages were coming to an end. When Christopher Columbus discovered America in . . . Map (db m150715) HM
4Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14789 — Abner Hugh Cook(Mar. 20, 1814 - Feb. 21, 1884)
Near Navasota Street north of East 14th Street, on the right when traveling north.
A native of North Carolina, Abner Cook came to the newly created capital city of Austin in 1839 with a skill in design and construction that soon earned him the title of master builder. Working as architect, engineer, and contractor, Cook produced . . . Map (db m43478) HM
5Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12238 — Addcox House
On East 37th Street at Red River Street, on the right when traveling west on East 37th Street.
Built in 1935 for Mary Susie Sheedy, this house changed hands three times before being purchased by University of Texas electrician Charles J. Addcox and his wife, Addie Lee, a homemaker and nursery school operator, in 1944. It became known as the . . . Map (db m25742) HM
6Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6466 — Adjutants GeneralTexas in the Civil War
On General Mabry Drive north of West 35th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Texas in 1861-1865 had 90,000 men fighting for the south – many in units east of the Mississippi. Yet at home she had to defend 2,000 miles of coastline and frontier from constant threats made by Federals, Indians and outlaws. The State . . . Map (db m43118) HM
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7Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13929 — African Americans in the Texas Revolution
Near Congress Avenue at West 11th Street, on the left when traveling south.
Many African Americans, free and slave, supported Texas during its 1835-36 war of independence from Mexico. Although official recognition of the African American role was generally denied, recorded accounts of individual acts of bravery and . . . Map (db m25746) HM
8Texas, Travis County, Austin — Albert Sydney JohnstonGravesite in Texas State Cemetery
Near Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Born in Kentucky in 1803, Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston died on April 6, 1862, from wounds suffered in the Battle of Shiloh. His remains were placed in the Texas State Cemetery in 1867. Elisabet Ney, Texas’ most prominent . . . Map (db m96279) WM
9Texas, Travis County, Austin — 17873 — All Saints' Chapel
On Whittis Avenue at West 27th Street, on the right when traveling north on Whittis Avenue.
Dating to 1899, this historic church is built of white Austin limestone quarried in Liberty Hill, and is complemented with a dark slate roof. It exemplifies the cruciform plan, with a long nave leading from the main entrance at the west to the . . . Map (db m201972) HM
10Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15108 — All Saints’ Episcopal Church
On West 27th Street west of University Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This edifice stands on the mid-1840s land grant of former Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar, and near the official residence of the second Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, the Rt. Rev. George Herbert Kinsolving (1849-1928). Aided by the . . . Map (db m25747) HM
11Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14948 — Andrew Jackson HamiltonJanuary 28, 1815 – April 11, 1875
Near Navasota Street north of East 14th Street, on the right when traveling north.
A native of Alabama, Andrew Jackson Hamilton moved his family to Texas in the 1840s. He served as State Attorney General and as a member of the State Legislature before being elected to the U.S. Congress in 1859. An opponent of secession, he left . . . Map (db m25682) HM
12Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15335 — Andrew Jackson Zilker
Near William Barton Drive west of Andrew Zilker Road, on the left when traveling west.
Voted Austin's most worthy citizen twice, Indiana native Andrew Jackson Zilker (1858-1934) grew up with a strong respect for the laborers along the Ohio River. He came to Austin penniless in 1876 but quickly became a businessman and bank director. . . . Map (db m25697) HM
13Texas, Travis County, Austin — Angelina Eberly Statue
On Congress Avenue just south of West 7th Street, on the right when traveling south.
In 1842 Texas was an independent nation, and Austin was its capital, Sam Houston, the president of the Republic of Texas, regarded Austin as a vulnerable and unsuitable location for the seat of government and waged an unsuccessful campaign to have . . . Map (db m187095) HM
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14Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15518 — Annie Webb Blanton(1870-1945)
Near Westminster Drive just north of Oakleaf Circle, on the right when traveling south.
Educated in the public schools of Houston and La Grange, Anne Webb Blanton began her teaching career in 1887 in the small Fayette County town of Pine Springs. In 1888 she moved to Austin, where she taught public school and attended the . . . Map (db m201891) HM
15Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14883 — Approximate Location of the Missions
Near Barton Hills Drive west of Azie Morton Road, on the right when traveling west.
Approximate location of the Missions San Francisco de Los Neches Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion San Jose de los Nazonis Established in East Texas by Franciscan missionaries in 1716 for the Christianizing and civilizing of the Indians of . . . Map (db m165374) HM
16Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14903 — Approximate Site Reached by the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition
On South Congress Avenue at University Circle, on the right when traveling north on South Congress Avenue.
A good will trip made in 1709, when Spain was uneasy about her 190-year-old claim to Texas, (She had closed East Texas missions, then had learned of a French trading visit to Texas, 1707.) Capt. Pedro de Aguirre and 14 soldiers escorted from a . . . Map (db m158917) HM
17Texas, Travis County, Austin — Artesian Well and East Drinking Fountain
On 12th Street West west of East 12th Street, on the left when traveling west.
The artesian well completed at this site in 1889 furnished an ample and inexpensive water supply for the new Capitol. At a depth of about 1,550 feet, natural pressure forced water from the Trinity aquifer to the surface. The powerful flow of . . . Map (db m112205) HM
18Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6442 — Ashford McGill HouseZilker Park Refectory
Near Nature Center Drive south of Stratford Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Originally built in the 1870s for Austin pioneer Ashford McGill, this native limestone structure and the surrounding property were purchased by Andrew J. Zilker who conveyed the land to the city for a park in 1931. Remodeled by the Federal Civil . . . Map (db m25701) HM
19Texas, Travis County, Austin — Austin City Limits
On Lavaca Street at West Willie Nelson Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Lavaca Street.
The longest-running music series in American television history, ACL recorded its first program with Willie Nelson in October 1974 at KLRU-TV at the University of Texas. Showcasing roots music, legends and innovative popular music from every . . . Map (db m130206) HM
20Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15360 — Austin High SchoolJohn T. Allan Campus
On Trinity Street north of East 9th Street, on the right when traveling north.
An ornate, red brick building at this site served as the first structure in town built for the public high school, founded in 1881. Construction of the facility was hastened when classrooms in the former temporary State Capitol at 11th and . . . Map (db m25753) HM
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21Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6416 — Austin High SchoolRio Grande Campus
Near Rio Grande Street at West 12th Street, on the left when traveling north.
In Edwin Waller’s 1839 plan for the City of Austin, two blocks were set aside for schools at Rio Grande and 12th Street, then called College Avenue. The Austin School Board in 1881 authorized the use of existing school facilities on the south . . . Map (db m25755) HM
22Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6449 — Austin High SchoolA Centennial of Public High School Education
Near West Cesar Chavez Street north of Stephen F Austin Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Tax supported, locally controlled secondary education began in Austin in 1881 with the establishment of a high school department in the city school district. Plans for implementing the program were developed under the leadership of school board . . . Map (db m25705) HM
23Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15775 — Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
Near Hancock Drive at Bull Creek Road, on the right when traveling west.
As the population of the city of Austin grew larger during the early 20th century, a privately owned cemetery with plots available for purchase by the public became necessary. In 1927, Austin Memorial Park, a private corporation, purchased farm . . . Map (db m100083) HM
24Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12743 — Austin Presbyterian Theological SeminaryAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
On West 27th Street near Wichita Street, on the right when traveling west.
This seminary had its origins in the Austin School of Theology, begun in 1884 by the Rev. Dr. Richmond Kelley Smoot and the Rev. Dr. Robert Lewis Dabney to provide training for candidates for the Presbyterian ministry whom the founders hoped would . . . Map (db m158889) HM
25Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12757 — Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus
Near West 27th Street near Wichita Street, on the right when traveling west.
The Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary held its first classes in a donated building at 9th and Navasota. President T.R. Sampson, hoping to create a strong association between the seminary and the University of Texas, promoted the relocation . . . Map (db m121809) HM
26Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15648 — Austin State Hospital
Near Guadalupe Street south of West 42nd Street, on the right when traveling south.
While Texas was a frontier state and psychiatry a pioneer venture, the Texas Legislature in 1856 created this hospital for the mentally ill; in 1925, named Austin State Hospital. Oldest Texas mental hospital. Construction began in 1857. The . . . Map (db m25758) HM
27Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13278 — Austin State Hospital Cemetery
On West 51st Street, 0.1 miles west of Rowena Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Established 1882 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002Map (db m92297)
28Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6430 — Austin Woman’s Club
On San Antonio Street at West 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on San Antonio Street.
Begun as family residence by Mrs. Catherine North in 1874. Completed in style of French Chateau by Austin banker, Maj. Ira Evans, 1892. Bought by charter members, A.W.C., 1929. Remodeled, using 19th century materials. Recorded Texas . . . Map (db m25759) HM
29Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12690 — Austin, C.S.A.
On Congress Avenue south of West Cesar Chavez Street, on the right when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
An active place during the Civil War, Austin was the site of the Secession Convention, March 2, 1861, and legislative sessions which lasted until June 1865. City visitors during the early 1860s included lobbyists, cotton speculators, military . . . Map (db m152123) HM
30Texas, Travis County, Austin — Austin's Moonlight Towers
On West 15th Street at San Antonio Street, on the left when traveling west on West 15th Street.
This is on of 31 original moonlight towers installed in Austin in 1895. Seventeen remain. Each tower illuminated a circle of 3000 feet using 6 carbon arc lamps (now mercury vapor). Austin's tower lights are the sole survivor of this once-popular, . . . Map (db m186872) HM
31Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6424 — Austin's Moonlight Towers
On Guadalupe Street at West 9th Street, on the left when traveling south on Guadalupe Street.
City of Austin Marker: This is one of 31 original moonlight towers installed in Austin in 1895. Seventeen remain. Each tower illuminated a circle of 3000 feet using 6 carbon arc lamps (now mercury vapor). Austin's tower lights are the . . . Map (db m158890) HM
32Texas, Travis County, Austin — Aynesworth-Wright House
Near Pioneer Farms Drive west of Sorghum Hill Drive, on the left when traveling west.
Isaiah Hezekiah Aynesworth (b. 1797) a Baptist preacher and cabinet maker, constructed this Greek revival residence about 1852. Originally located at 4507 East Avenue, it was a two room house with an enclosed dog-run hallway. Additional rooms were . . . Map (db m169102) HM
33Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15050 — Bailey Hardeman
Near Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north.
A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic. Born in Tennessee, 1795. Died on Caney Creek, Matagorda County October 12, 1836Map (db m25688) HM
34Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12689 — Balcones Fault Aids Colonization of Texas
On North Capital of Texas Highway (State Highway 360) west of Spicewood Springs Road, on the right when traveling south.
Curving through the center of Texas from Hill County south and west to Uvalde County is the rugged escarpment-fault called Balcones. The abundance of natural resources associated with this geologic formation affected the pattern of colonization in . . . Map (db m71914) HM
35Texas, Travis County, Austin — Barbara Jordan Statue
On West 24th Street just south of West 24th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) was a true American patriot and a dynamic role model. Born and raised in Houston's Fifth Ward by her parents, Benjamin and Arlyne Jordan, she attended and excelled in public schools. In 1956, she graduated magna cum . . . Map (db m186707)
36Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15620 — Barr Mansion
On Sprinkle Road at Springdale Road, on the right when traveling east on Sprinkle Road.
Built in 1898 for cotton merchant William Braxton Barr (1864-1902) and his wife, Matilda (Tilly) Birdwell (1868-1951), this home was designed by Austin architect Charles Page. Barr named the surrounding community after his grandfather Capt. . . . Map (db m25740) HM
37Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6443 — Barton Springs
Near William Barton Drive west of Andrew Zilker Road, on the right when traveling east.
Clear and icy, these springs over the years have drawn Indians, pioneers, and tourists to this spot. The waters are brought from the limestone strata to the surface by the Balcones Fault, which bisects Central Texas. Average flow is 27,000,000 . . . Map (db m25770) HM
38Texas, Travis County, Austin — Battles for Texas Independence from Mexico1836
On West 11th Street at Congress Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 11th Street.
Several notable individuals of African descent participated in the battles at the Alamo and San Jacinto in 1836. Joe, slave of William B. Travis, fought at the Alamo and survived. His account of the fighting is one of the most important Alamo . . . Map (db m162981) HM
39Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13992 — Becker School
On West Milton Street at Briar Street, on the right when traveling west on West Milton Street.
Herman Becker (1857-1933) operated a successful downtown café, and he bought part of the historic Bouldin homestead in south Austin in 1891. His son H.E. Becker and son-in-law P.A. Wilde, proprietors of the Becker Lumber Company, donated three . . . Map (db m43692) HM
40Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12240 — Bethany Cemetery
On Springdale Road south of Ribbecke Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
This cemetery was established in the late 1800s when burial space set aside for African Americans in Austin's historic Oakwood Cemetery was no longer available. The oldest recorded burial is that of infant Hellen Moore in 1879. C. W. Jones . . . Map (db m25774) HM
41Texas, Travis County, Austin — Bicentennial Fountain1975-1996
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
Through a concurrent resolution in April 1975, the 64th Legislature accepted an ornamental water fountain as a gift to the people of Texas from the REALTORS® of Texas (Texas Association of REALTORS®) commemorating the Bicentennial of the Declaration . . . Map (db m206073) HM
42Texas, Travis County, Austin — Bicentennial Star1976-1996
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
The Austin Lawyers Auxiliary (previously known as the Austin Lawyers Wives' Club) dedicated a star-shaped landscape monument at this location in 1976 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. The pink granite monument, . . . Map (db m206096) HM
43Texas, Travis County, Austin — Black Legislators Monument
Near Navasota Street at East 7th Street.
Fifty-two African-American men served Texas as either a state legislator, a constitutional convention delegate or both during the last half of the 19th century. These 52 individuals represented the first significant political achievement by the . . . Map (db m212227) HM
44Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12825 — Blackshear Elementary School
Near East 11th Street west of Salina Street, on the right when traveling west.
Blackshear Elementary School opened in 1891 to provide free public education to African-American children in the community then known as Gregory Town, Blackshear Elementary School was known in earlier years as School No. 3, Gregory Town School and . . . Map (db m25776) HM
45Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14186 — Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery
On Circle S Road south of Dittmar Road East, on the left when traveling south.
According to local tradition, in the winter of 1859, 23-year-old John Davis joined a community wagon train headed for work in the pine forests of Bastrop County. Davis, sprayed by a skunk during the night, began running wildly through the camp. He . . . Map (db m69116) HM
46Texas, Travis County, Austin — Booker T. WashingtonWooldridge Square
On West 9th Street at Guadalupe Street, on the left when traveling east on West 9th Street.
The 1911 Speech at Wooldridge Square Booker T. Washington, famed educator and preeminent African American leader, toured Texas in 1911 to promote his ideas for African American advancement. Washington spoke with local residents and students . . . Map (db m205248) HM
47Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15416 — Brackenridge Hospital
Near East 15th Street at Red River Street, on the right when traveling east.
When Edwin Waller surveyed the Austin townsite in 1839, he set aside this block, in what was then the northeast corner of the city, for a hospital. The site lay empty until 1884, when the City of Austin and Travis County jointly opened a 20-bed, . . . Map (db m25779) HM
48Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6453 — Brizendine House
On West 11th Street east of Nueces Street, on the right when traveling east.
This simple Vernacular Rough Ashlar house represents the life style of the late 19th century working middle class family in Austin. The exterior proportions of the structure reflect Victorian influence. Built of limestone about 1870 by John R. . . . Map (db m25780) HM
49Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13232 — Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound
On West 34th Street west of Fruth Street, on the right when traveling west.
Albert and Rebecca Buddington built the first part of this compound as their home c. 1860. In 1921, it became the home of Dr. Harry Y. Benedict, a mathematician who served as University of Texas Professor and President. Delia Edwards, a later . . . Map (db m25789) HM
50Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15258 — Buen Retiro
On West 27th Street just west of Whitis Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Colonial Revival mansion built 1902 by Austin financier Louis Nicholas Goldbeck. Sold 1908 to Texas Association of Phi Gamma Delta, national fraternity first chartered in Texas in 1856. Housing Tau Deuteron Chapter, this has been campus . . . Map (db m25790) HM
51Texas, Travis County, Austin — Burditt Prairie CemeteryHistoric Cemetery — 1850 —
On Valdez Street at Felix Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Valdez Street.
Burditt's Prairie is one of Travis County's original Freedmen's communities. Its origins date back to 1844 when Jesse F. Burditt, an early Euro-American settler and supporter of the Texas Revolution, established a cotton plantation in the village . . . Map (db m213041) HM
52Texas, Travis County, Austin — Cactus Theater521 E. Sixth Street
On East 6th Street at Red River Street, on the left when traveling west on East 6th Street.
In the 1930's and 40's, the Cactus Theater was owned by legendary vaudeville performer Richard “Skinny” Pryor, and featured cowboy and Spanish language movies. His son, Cactus Pryor, would sell patrons their tickets, pop the popcorn, . . . Map (db m69750) HM
53Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6465 — Camp Mabry
Near West 35th Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
The original 85-acre tract (gift of Austin citizens in 1892) was the site of annual encampments for the Texas Volunteer Guard, an elite militia constituted in 1876. Because larger maneuver, parade, and drill areas were needed, the guardsmen worked . . . Map (db m25791) HM
54Texas, Travis County, Austin — Camp Mabry Historic District
On General Mabry Drive north of West 35th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Camp Mabry Historic District Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Established 1892Map (db m170112) HM
55Texas, Travis County, Austin — Cannons and Fountains
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
By the early 20th century, five cannons and two spraying fountains had been installed near the Great Walk. (1)Two, 24-pounder, howitzer cannons presented by Major General Thomas Jefferson Chambers to the Republic of Texas in 1836 were placed at the . . . Map (db m205596) HM
56Texas, Travis County, Austin — Capitol Fence
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
William Munro Johnson, hired in 1888 to plan the Capitol's landscaping, designed ornate iron fencing with a granite foundation to demarcate the perimeter of the grounds. The wrought- and cast-iron fencing, manufactured by Mast, Foos & Company of . . . Map (db m205598) HM
57Texas, Travis County, Austin — Capitol Greenhouses
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
Four greenhouses have stood on Capitol Square at different periods. Each was designed to cultivate various plants and flowers for use on the grounds of the Capitol, governor’s mansion and state cemetery and to provide potted plants and cut flowers . . . Map (db m205593) HM
58Texas, Travis County, Austin — Capitol Grounds Design
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
Soon after completion of the Capitol in May 1888, the Capitol Board hired prominent Dallas civil engineer, William Munro Johnson, to design the landscaping of the grounds. His plan called for symmetrical, but curving, stone-edged carriage drives. An . . . Map (db m205599) HM
59Texas, Travis County, Austin — Capitol of 1852-53
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
Constructed in 1852-53 at an approximate cost of $150,000, this three-story limestone structure was the second Capitol in Austin, but the first statehouse to be built on Capitol Square. Situated within the 56-square-block townsite surveyed by Edwin . . . Map (db m205597) HM
60Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15300 — Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson
Near Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Here sleep Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson. Capt. Johnson was born in Burlington, Vermont May 1, 1798. Served in the War of 1812. Came to Texas in 1840. Captured by General Adrian Woll at San Antonio, September 11, 1842 and imprisoned in Mexico. . . . Map (db m25696) HM
61Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14985 — Capt. Jesse Billingsley
Near Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north.
A soldier in the Army of Texas, 1835. Commander of Company C. First Regiment, Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto. Member of the 1st and 2nd Congresses of the Republic. Participated in the Woll Campaign, 1842. Member of the Senate, 5th and 8th . . . Map (db m25775) HM
62Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14300 — Capt. John R. Hughes
Near Navasota Street at East 8th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Feb. 11, 1855 June 3, 1947 Texas Ranger 1887-1915 Additional stone marker: Capt. John R. Hughes (Feb. 11, 1855 - June 3, 1947) Texas Ranger, 1887-1915, Noted for ability, courage, firmness. Born in Kansas. Came to Texas in 1870s. Upon . . . Map (db m168007) HM
63Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14871 — Captain Andrew Briscoe
Near Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Born in Mississippi November 25, 1810. Came to Texas in 1833. A volunteer in the Army at Anahuac, 1835. Commanded a company at the Capture of San Antonio, 1835. Signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Commanded a company at San Jacinto. . . . Map (db m25676) HM
64Texas, Travis County, Austin — 20053 — Carrington Bluff House
On David Street north of West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
In 1854, local Austin merchant and land speculator, L.D. Carrington (1816-1897), bought this property and the surrounding outlots for his family farm from Hannah (Este) Burnet (1800-1858), wife of the first president of the Republic of Texas, . . . Map (db m178955) HM
65Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6423 — Carrington-Covert House
On Colorado Street near West 16th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Leonidas D. Carrington (1816-97) and his wife, Martha Hill Carrington (1824-59), came to Austin from Mississippi in 1852. He began to accumulate real estate and on Sept. 15, 1853, bought this block from James M.W. Hall, Austin hotelman, and ten . . . Map (db m25792) HM
66Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13210 — Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz
On Circle S Road near Corral Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Tradition holds that a family passing through the area in 1912 buried a child, Maria de la Luz, at this site. In August of that year, A. Donley, A.C. Rodriguez and S. Galvan bought the land for use as a Mexican cemetery. In the 1940s, a fire set . . . Map (db m25797) HM
67Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6417 — Central Christian Church
On Guadalupe Street near West 12th Street, on the right when traveling south.
In 1847, eight years after the City of Austin was platted, ten members of the Disciples of Christ Brotherhood met to organize this congregation. Although early records of the church are scarce, it is known that regular worship services were being . . . Map (db m25798) HM
68Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13928 — Central Presbyterian Church
On East 8th Street west of San Jacinto Boulevard, on the right when traveling west.
This congregation traces its roots to October 13, 1839, when Austin’s first Presbyterian worship service was held at Bullock’s Hotel. Present that day was builder Abner Cook, elder in the first Presbyterian church organized in Austin. He helped . . . Map (db m25633) HM
69Texas, Travis County, Austin — Cisterns
Near 12th Street West west of East 12th Street, on the right when traveling west.
The cistern located below this site is one of two underground brick reservoirs built to store rainwater for use in the Capitol. Although by 1889 an artesian well was supplying an abundance of highly mineralized water, the two cisterns continued . . . Map (db m112203) HM
70Texas, Travis County, Austin — Civil War, Emancipation and Juneteenth1861-1865
On West 11th Street at Congress Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 11th Street.
On the eve of the Civil War, the number of enslaved people in Texas totaled 30 percent of the state's population. This number continued to grow as slaveholders from other areas of the Confederacy came to Texas as refugees to escape the fighting . . . Map (db m162926) HM
71Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6461 — Clara DriscollApril 2, 1881 – July 17, 1945
On San Gabriel Street just south of West 24th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Patriot, philanthropist, writer, public figure, born at St. Mary’s, Refugio County; daughter of Robert and Julia Fox Driscoll, and descendant of a hero of San Jacinto; was educated in Texas, New York and France. In 1903 came her finest hour. . . . Map (db m201857) HM
72Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14494 — Clarksville
On West 11th Street near West 12th Street, on the right when traveling east.
Historic black neighborhood. Settled in 1871 when Charles Clark, a freedman, bought two acres of land on present Tenth Street. This formed the nucleus of the community that Clark, according to tradition, wanted to start for his people. For . . . Map (db m25800) HM
73Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14916 — Claudia Taylor Johnson HallThe University of Texas System
On West 6th Street west of Colorado Street, on the right when traveling west.
Constructed during the period 1912-1914. This building was the seventh United States post office location in Austin, Texas. The supervising architect for the Neoclassical Revival style structure was James Knox Taylor of the U.S. Treasury . . . Map (db m26000) HM
74Texas, Travis County, Austin — Clay Pit Bucket TowerAustin Landmark
Near Veterans Drive south of West Cesar Chavez Street.
This tower and two others supported a cable conveyor that brought clay from pits south of the Colorado River to a brick making facility nearby. A.J. Zilker installed the system in 1902. In 1912, the Butler Brick Company leased his plant, operating . . . Map (db m61094) HM
75Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15334 — Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs WashingtonDec. 2, 1813 - Feb. 1857
Near Navasota Street north of East 15th Street.
Georgia native Lewis Washington came to Texas about 1835 and joined the revolutionary forces at San Antonio. A member of Col. Fannin’s staff, he served with the Georgia battalion at Refugio and Goliad. He was appointed to an office in Sam . . . Map (db m26725) HM
76Texas, Travis County, Austin — 18940 — Collins Cemetery
On Cottonmouth School Road south of Dee Gabriel Collins Road, on the right when traveling south.
Established by Newton Isaac Collins, Sr. (1826-1903), an emancipated slave from Alabama, the Collins Cemetery is the final resting place for his family. After the Civil War, Collins acquired land throughout eastern Travis County, establishing the . . . Map (db m166356) HM
77Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14391 — Colonel Stephen Heard Darden
Near Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Army of Texas, 1836 · State senator 1861-1862 · Commissioned Colonel C.S.A., 1863 · Member of the Confederate Congress, 1864 · State comptroller, 1874-1881 · Born in Mississippi, November 18, 1816 · Died in Wharton, Texas, May 16, 1902 His wife . . . Map (db m167063) HM
78Texas, Travis County, Austin — 18401 — Colored Teachers State Association of Texas Building
On Navasota Street near Catalpa Street, on the left when traveling south.
Built by John S. Chase (1925-2012), the first licensed African American architect in the state, this building originally housed the Colored Teachers State Association of Texas. Founded in 1884, the association achieved a number of civil rights . . . Map (db m149471) HM
79Texas, Travis County, Austin — Confederate Field
Near Navasota Street at East 7th Street.
Confederate soldiers were buried in the Cemetery during the Civil War. Most of the burials in Confederate Field, however, date from 1889 and are Confederate veterans, their widows and other women who helped the Confederate cause. Texans fought . . . Map (db m211991) HM
80Texas, Travis County, Austin — 16464 — Confederate Men's Home
On West 6th Street at Campbell Street, on the right when traveling west on West 6th Street.
The Confederate men's home began in 1884 as a project of the John B. Hood Camp of United Confederate Veterans and was intended as a residence for disabled and indigent Confederate veterans. Potential residents were required to prove that they had . . . Map (db m79396) HM
81Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12685 — Confederate Texas Legislatures
Near Congress Avenue at E 11th Street.
When Texas seceded, Feb. 1, 1861, the 8th Legislature was in Austin in a called session, adjourned Feb. 9. On March 18, the 8th came back for a second called session; the 9th and 10th Legislatures in turn were harassed with problems of the . . . Map (db m26644) HM
82Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14963 — Congregation Beth Israel
Near Shoal Creek Boulevard north of West 38th Street, on the right when traveling north.
This congregation was organized in 1876 by about 30 charter members led by noted businessman Henry Hirschfeld and newspaper publisher Phineas de Cordova. In 1877 Beth Israel purchased a lot at 11th and San Jacinto Streets where the first synagogue . . . Map (db m167323) HM
83Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14389 — Congress Avenue
On Congress Avenue at West Cesar Chavez Street (Route 343), on the right when traveling south on Congress Avenue.
In his original 1839 plan for the capital city, Edwin Waller, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and Austin’s first Mayor, designed Congress Avenue as Austin’s most prominent street. Known for many years as “The Avenue”, . . . Map (db m101557) HM
84Texas, Travis County, Austin — Covert Family Park Monument
On Mount Bonnell Road, 0.2 miles south of Mount Bonnell Drive, on the right when traveling south.
1939 - 2014 Covert Park Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Covert family gift of Mount Bonnell to the people of Travis County, in memory of Frank M. Covert, Sr. History of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell 1939 . . . Map (db m100754) HM
85Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15716 — Crusemann-Marsh-Bell House
On Marshall Lane north of Enfield Road, on the right when traveling north.
Carrie Margaret (Graham) and Paul Conrad Crusemann had this house built in 1917 as one of the first homes in the Enfield subdivision. Mrs. Crusemann was a granddaughter of Texas Governor E.M. Pease, and served as a silent partner in the Enfield . . . Map (db m149745) HM
86Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6454 — Daniel H. Caswell House
On West Avenue near 15th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Daniel H. Caswell came to Austin from Nashville, Tennessee, about 1895. He purchased a cotton oil manufacturing company, bought and sold cotton, and in 1899 built a cotton gin. When completed for his family in 1900, this house was located in the . . . Map (db m25796) HM
87Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14473 — Daniel Shipman
Near Navasota Street north of East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Participated in the disturbance at Anahuac June, 1832 and the storming and capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. Born in North Carolina February 20, 1801. Died in Goliad County, Texas March 4, 1881. Eliza Hancock Shipman Wife of Daniel . . . Map (db m25666) HM
88Texas, Travis County, Austin — 16195 — Davis Cemetery
On Vine Street north of Cavileer Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
George W. Davis (ca. 1809-1884), his wife Emiline P. Moore Davis (1810-1872) and family arrived in Texas in 1835. George served in Captain Mosely Baker’s company at the Battle of San Jacinto while Emiline spent six weeks with the children on the . . . Map (db m26778) HM
89Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14274 — Dawson Stone House
On South Lamar Boulevard (State Highway 343) south of Treadwell Street, on the right when traveling north.
Real estate developers Mary and Nannie Dawson built this house about 1900 as part of the South Heights expansion of Austin. The sisters were pioneer teachers in free public school system. Mary (Molly) was principal of Fulmore School, but she . . . Map (db m29539) HM
90Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12241 — Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery
On Decker Lane north of Harris Branch Parkway, on the right when traveling north.
Among the Swedish immigrants who settled in Decker in the 1880s were many seeking freedom from the Swedish State Church. The immigrants held meetings in homes and schoolhouses, and organized the Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church. Joseph Ek . . . Map (db m25714) HM
91Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14416 — Decker United Methodist Church and Community
On Route 3177 south of Daffan Lane, on the right when traveling south.
First settlers in this area on Decker Creek were Swedish immigrants, who attended church in Austin from 1867 to 1870s. Beginning in 1871, the Rev. C.C. Charnquist of Austin preached in homes. With advent of more settlers, a church was erected . . . Map (db m213509) HM
92Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6446 — Deep Eddy Bathing Beach
Near Deep Eddy Avenue south of Foster Avenue, in the median.
Swedish immigrant Charles Johnson built a large home for his family on 39 acres of land in this vicinity in the 1850s. In 1902 two of his children, Mary and Henry, opened Deep Eddy Resort. The Johnsons named the park for a deep hole in the . . . Map (db m167372) HM
93Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13778 — Del Valle Army Air Base(Bergstrom Air Force Base)
On Hotel Drive south of Spirit of Texas Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Following the U.S. entry into World War II, the Army Air Corps established a base here in the Del Valle community on land once a part of the Santiago del Valle Mexican land grant. The City of Austin purchased 3,000 acres to lease to the federal . . . Map (db m25631) HM
94Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14668 — Denny-Holliday House
On West Avenue north of West 18th Street, on the right when traveling north.
This structure originated as a one-story limestone dwelling. Built between 1869 and 1871 by Charles Denny. Mrs. N.L. Holliday, a widow with six children, purchased the house in 1898 and added the second floor in 1906. The residence was later . . . Map (db m25669) HM
95Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15772 — Desegregation of Lions Municipal Golf Course
On Enfield Road east of Hopi Trail, on the right when traveling east.
In 1924, local Lions Club members formed the Austin Municipal Golf and Amusement Association to open the first public golf course in the city. The association leased part of the Brackenridge Tract from the University of Texas, and by the fall of . . . Map (db m149741) HM
96Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15413 — Desegregation of Texas Public Schools
On Comal Street north of Angelina Street, on the right when traveling north.
The State of Texas instituted a public school system for African-American students during Reconstruction. This segregation of students was further established through the 1896 United States Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which . . . Map (db m166683) HM
97Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14420 — Diocese of Austin
On Congress Avenue near East 16th Street, on the left when traveling north.
In 1947, the Catholic leaders of the San Antonio, Galveston and Dallas Dioceses voted to surrender counties within their Ecclesiastical jurisdiction to create the Diocese of Austin. This move led to the raising of St. Mary Church in Austin to a . . . Map (db m166622) HM
98Texas, Travis County, Austin — Disabled American Veterans of Texas Monument
Near Congress Avenue at East 11th Street.
Dedicated to the Memory of the Disabled American Veterans of Texas They Offered Their Lives for the Nation and Received Each for His Own Memory the Noblest of Shrines Not the Graves in Which Their Mortal Bones Are Buried . . . Map (db m206087) WM
99Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12326 — Donnan-Hill House
On Tanglewood Trail north of Dali Lane, on the right when traveling west.
Gustavus Johnson, a carpenter and contractor, built this house for his daughter, Jennie, when she married John K. Donnan in 1876. Located then near the Capitol, this enlargement of an older, smaller structure combined Victorian style with a . . . Map (db m149736) HM
100Texas, Travis County, Austin — 17811 — Downs Field
On East 12th Street at Alexander Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 12th Street.
In 1954, the City of Austin relocated Downs Field here from its original location at 12th Street and Springdale Road where it was constructed in 1949 as a “separate but equal” alternative to Disch Field. Downs Field has been used by . . . Map (db m130650) HM

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