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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Travis County, TX (510) Bastrop County, TX (90) Blanco County, TX (42) Burnet County, TX (80) Caldwell County, TX (65) Hays County, TX (143) Williamson County, TX (237)  TravisCounty(510) Travis County (510)  BastropCounty(90) Bastrop County (90)  BlancoCounty(42) Blanco County (42)  BurnetCounty(80) Burnet County (80)  CaldwellCounty(65) Caldwell County (65)  HaysCounty(143) Hays County (143)  WilliamsonCounty(237) Williamson County (237)
Austin is the county seat for Travis County
Adjacent to Travis County, Texas
      Bastrop County (90)  
      Blanco County (42)  
      Burnet County (80)  
      Caldwell County (65)  
      Hays County (143)  
      Williamson County (237)  
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1 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6442 — Ashford McGill HouseZilker Park Refectory
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
2 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6449 — Austin High SchoolA Centennial of Public High School Education
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
3 Texas, Travis County, Austin — Aynesworth-Wright House
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
4 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15620 — Barr Mansion
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
5 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 18940 — Collins Cemetery
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
6 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 12241 — Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery
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
7 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14416 — Decker United Methodist Church and Community
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
8 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 13778 — Del Valle Army Air Base(Bergstrom Air Force Base)
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
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9 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15352 — Fortress Home
Built in early 1850's by Martin Wieland, from Dessau, Germany. Used as a neighborhood fort. Enlarged 1873, 1912. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964Map (db m161507) HM
10 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15027 — John Williams and Howell Haggett
To John Williams and Howell Haggett Killed by Indians in May, 1836 while detailed from Captain John J. Tumlinson’s company of Rangers to help protect the families of the Hornsby’s settlement on returning from the “Run Away Scrape” . . . Map (db m165473) HM
11 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14315 — Josephus Hornsby
To Josephus Hornsby Mar. 15, 1822 Oct. 21, 1862. Son of Reuben Hornsby; settled here, 1832, Bastrop ranger, 1837. In Flores Fight, 1839 Battle of Plum Creek, 1840 Brushy Fight, 1840, Vasquez and Woll Campaigns, 1842; led fight against Indians from . . . Map (db m152157) HM
12 Texas, Travis County, Austin — Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer FarmsAustin Landmark 1994
This historic site along Walnut Creek, at the edge of the famous backlands prairie, originally was home to native Tonkawa Indians. In the fall of 1844, Texas Ranger Lt. James O. Rice, an original Austin settler, laid claim to 1,280 acres at the . . . Map (db m188080) HM
13 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 16037 — Merrilltown Cemetery
This burial ground has served the surrounding area since the early 1850s. Most of those interred here lived in the Merrilltown community, which Captain Nelson Merrell (d. 1879) established when he settled here in 1837. He operated the post office . . . Map (db m81116) HM
14 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14007 — Moore’s Crossing Bridge
This structure was originally part of a six-span bridge across the Colorado River at Congress Avenue in Austin. Constructed there in 1884, it was designed by the King Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1910 it was dismantled . . . Map (db m212752) HM
15 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 17855 — Oertli Dairy
The Oertli family owned and operated dairy farms in Travis County for 78 years, from 1923-2001. Fridolin ‘Fritz’ Oertli was born in Ennenda, Switzerland and immigrated to Travis County in 1904 with his wife, Margaretha Schwendeler, and their first . . . Map (db m150870) HM
16 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 16145 — Pilot Knob Reported missing
Pilot Knob, the only example of an exposed submarine volcano in Texas, appears today as a prominent hill one mile northwest. It was formed some 80 million years ago on the bottom of a warm shallow sea which covered much of the continent during the . . . Map (db m158899) HM
17 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 15083 — Santiago del Valle Grant
McKinney Falls State Park lies in the center of an early Texas land grant that originally fell within the empresario contract of Texian hero Ben Milam. Ten leagues of land were transferred in 1832 to Santiago del Valle, who at that time was . . . Map (db m158886) HM
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18 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14616 — Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby
Site of the home built in 1832 by Reuben Hornsby (1793-1879) and his wife Sarah Morrison Hornsby (1796-1862). Second built in “Austin’s Little Colony”. First in the present county of Travis. Famed for Christian hospitality. . . . Map (db m152158) HM
19 Texas, Travis County, Austin — The Caldwell Treaty Oak Park
Estimated to have been a majestic tree of about 100 years when Columbus first landed on North American shores, this live oak tree has been pronounced the most perfect specimen of a tree in North America, and its picture hangs in the Hall of Fame . . . Map (db m82870) HM
20 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 14322 — The Gault Homestead
Included as part of a 320-acre land grant awarded to J.P. Whelin in payment for his service to the Republic of Texas Army, this property has had a long and varied history. Soon after he was granted the land, Whelin sold it to Nathaniel C. Raymond, . . . Map (db m158948) HM
21 Texas, Travis County, Austin — 6447 — Travis County
Named in honor of William Barret Travis. Born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, August 1, 1809. Came to Texas in 1831. Commander at the Alamo where he was killed March 6, 1836. Austin, the county seat, selected as the Capital of the . . . Map (db m26686) HM
22 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Allandale — 15775 — Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
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
23 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Allandale — 16195 — Davis Cemetery
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
24 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Allandale — 14442 — Old Quarry Site
Limestone quarried at this site was hauled to Congress Avenue by oxen and used in constructing the 1853 Texas Capitol Building. The structure burned in 1881, but stone from the Capitol ruins was later used in several Austin building projects. The . . . Map (db m161611) HM
25 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Aqc Commercial Subdivision — 12250 — Waters Park
Waters Park was a multi-ethnic community located north of Austin in the 19th century. The Austin & Northwestern Railroad, which built a line through here to transport granite for construction of the state capitol, built a recreational park in . . . Map (db m168184) HM
26 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Balcones Park — 18371 — Rainey House
This mid-century modern home was designed by architect B.D. “Pat” Riley in 1957 for noted pathologist Dr. J.R. Rainey, who was recognized for contributions to his field at local, state, and national levels. Built of concrete and steel, and faced in . . . Map (db m202771) HM
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27 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Creek West — 16200 — Roberts-Teague Cemetery
In the 1860s, the Roberts and Teague families came to the Bee Cave area where, for generations, their skills as farmers, ranchers, cedar choppers, coal kiln burners, and homemakers helped to shape its development and culture. It is said that this . . . Map (db m158898) HM
28 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — 15335 — Andrew Jackson Zilker
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
29 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — 14883 — Approximate Location of the Missions
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
30 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — 6443 — Barton Springs
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
31 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — Clay Pit Bucket TowerAustin Landmark
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
32 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — 14956 — Esperanza School Building
One of earliest one-room rural schoolhouses in Travis County, this cabin was built on property of Richard McKenzie in 1866. It was known as Esperanza School and served children from neighboring farms in the period before public education. In 1893 . . . Map (db m79395) HM
33 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — Philosophers’ Rock
Philosophers’ Rock, or "Bedi's Rock", was the name given to a shelf of limestone that once rose out of the glittering water at the edge of Barton Springs. It was here, on hot summer days, that the naturalist Roy Bedichek and the chronicler and . . . Map (db m205229) HM
34 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — 15128 — Swedes of Texas
Swedish immigration to Texas began with the arrival of Swen Magnus Swenson in 1838. Settling first on the Gulf Coast, he became a successful businessman. In 1850 he moved to Austin, where he established a ranch in the area he later named Govalle . . . Map (db m99678) HM
35 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Barton Hills — 14405 — Swedish Log Cabin
Built about 1838 on "Govalle" ("good grazing land", in Swedish). Ranch of S.M. Swenson, settler who encouraged migration of his countrymen to Texas. A copy of cabins built 1638 by Swedish colonists in Delaware. Home, 1848, of newly arrived . . . Map (db m26613) HM
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36 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Albert Sydney JohnstonGravesite in Texas State Cemetery
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
37 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15050 — Bailey Hardeman
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
38 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Black Legislators Monument
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
39 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 12825 — Blackshear Elementary School
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
40 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15300 — Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson
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
41 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14985 — Capt. Jesse Billingsley
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
42 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Confederate Field
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
43 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14473 — Daniel Shipman
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
44 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 16098 — Dr. Gideon Lincecum
A veteran of the War of 1812 Internationally famous botanist Friend of Darwin Born in Georgia Died at Long Point Washington County, Texas November 28, 1873Map (db m74930) HM
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45 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14977 — Frances and Benjamin McCulloch
Here rest Frances Lenoir McCulloch and her son Benjamin McCulloch Two of the sons of Alexander and Frances Lenoir McCulloch · Benjamin and Henry Eustace · Were Brigadier Generals in the Confederate Army Frances Lenoir McCulloch was . . . Map (db m166414) HM
46 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14984 — General Moseley Baker
Commanded Co. D., First Regiment of Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto. A member of 1st and 3rd Congresses of the Republic and later a Brigadier General of Militia. Born in Virginia Sept. 20, 1802. Died in Houston, Texas Nov. 4, 1848. His wife Eliza . . . Map (db m25765) HM
47 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15061 — General Xavier Blanchard Debray
Came to Texas from France 1848. Spanish newspaper publisher. Joined Confederate Army as 1st Lieutenant Tom Green's Rifles 1861. Served Aide-de-Camp Texas Governor Francis R. Lubbock. Major 2nd Regiment Texas Infantry. Colonel 26th Texas Cavalry . . . Map (db m168013) HM
48 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14541 — George Weedon
Permanently wounded in the Battle of San Jacinto while serving in Captain William S. Fisher's company Died January 18, 1842 near Old Cincinnati in Walker County, TexasMap (db m158949) HM
49 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Gold Star Mothers of Texas Monument
Dedicated to the Gold Star Mothers of Texas. Their sons and daughters gave their lives while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. On June 4, 1928 out of tragedy we were formed, out of love we continue.Map (db m108580) WM
50 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15394 — Hardin Richard Runnels
Member of the House of Representatives, 1847-1854 · Speaker of the House, 1853- · Lieutenant Governor Dec. 21, 1855 to Dec 21, 1857 · Governor of Texas Dec. 21, 1857 to Dec. 21, 1859 · Born in Mississippi August 30, 1820 · Died in Bowie County, . . . Map (db m168010) HM
51 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 17955 — Holy Cross Catholic Church and Community
In 1936, the Reverend Francis R. Weber, CSC, met with African-American Catholics in the home of William M. Tears and celebrated the first Mass for Holy Cross Catholic Church, the first Catholic Church to serve the needs of Austin’s African . . . Map (db m149464) HM
52 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — James Edward BoxHero of San Jacinto
Member of Nacogdoches Volunteers 2nd Regiment, Texas Volunteers Battle of San Jacinto Early Texas Ranger Commanding Officer, Fort Houston Houston County Rangers Battle of the Neches July 16 - 17, 1839 Texas Ranger. Mounted Rifleman . . . Map (db m212224) WM
53 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15377 — Jesse and Rosanna Grimes
Hon. Jesse Grimes Born Feb. 6, 1788 Died Mar. 15, 1866 A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence Member of the Congress of the Republic Died in Grimes County A county named in his honor Rosanna Ward Wife of Jesse Grimes Born Dec. 31, . . . Map (db m168018) HM
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54 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Joanna Troutman
This Monument is Erected to Honor Joanna Troutman For the Service She Rendered the Cause of Texas Independence. Born in Crawford County Georgia February 19, 1818. She lived to see Texas free and one of the mightiest states in the . . . Map (db m211994) HM WM
55 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14459 — John A. Wharton
Came to Texas from Tennessee. Prominent orator, jurist and prosecutor. Delegate Texas Secession Convention 1861. Joined Confederate Army as Captain Company "B" Terry’s Texas Rangers. After Terry was killed Wharton elected Colonel and led this . . . Map (db m82353) HM
56 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15075 — John Edward Lewis
A member of Captain W. J. F. Heard's Company in the Battle of San Jacinto. Born in New York City, October 3, 1808, died April 1, 1892. His wife Anna (Scott) Lewis Born in Albany, N. Y. 1812 died May 24, 1896.Map (db m25690) HM
57 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15143 — John Ireland
Born in Hart County, Kentucky January 1, 1827 · Died in San Antonio, Texas March 5, 1896 Reverse An officer in the Confederate Army · Senator in the State Legislature · Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas · Governor of Texas . . . Map (db m168011) HM
58 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15341 — John W. McHorse
John W. McHorse Born in Alabama 1819 Died January 9, 1897 Participated in the battle of San Jacinto as a member of Hayden Arnold's CompanyMap (db m169538) HM
59 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Combat Veterans Wounded-1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932. My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by . . . Map (db m108579) WM
60 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15031 — Mount Olive Baptist Church
The Mount Olive Baptist Church congregation was organized March 3, 1889, in the vicinity of Masontown, one of Austin's earliest African settlements. The early years of the congregation coincided with a period of intense optimism and community . . . Map (db m25685) HM
61 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14891 — Philip Walker
A soldier in the Army of Texas. Arrived at San Jacinto April 22, 1836. Born in South Carolina March 11, 1815. Died in Johnson County, Texas July 11, 1897. His wife Elizabeth (Cooper) Walker. Born in Tennessee October 21, 1827. Died in Johnson . . . Map (db m25677) HM
62 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck
Buried here are the remains of a 17th-century sailor who was a member of an ill-fated 1684-87 French expedition to the new world led by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. Texas Historical Commission archaeologists discovered the skeleton on . . . Map (db m201954) HM
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63 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — September 11, 2001 Memorial
In memory and honor of those Texans who perished in the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the brave Texas heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom. 8:45 AM Panel World Trade Center North Tower American Airlines Flight 11 . . . Map (db m212226) HM WM
64 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15084 — State Cemetery of Texas
Burial ground for the honored dead of Texas, this cemetery contains the remains of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas”; nine Governors of Texas (as of 1968); and representatives of every period of state history and every . . . Map (db m26576) HM
65 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Stephen F. Austin
Born in Virginia in 1793, he brought the first 300 Anglo-American colonists to Texas in 1821. Austin became known as the "Father of Texas." Shortly after his appointment as Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, Austin died of . . . Map (db m82286) HM
66 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Texas Patriots
In Honor of our Texas Patriots Texas Society Children of the American Revolution February 18, 2017 Taylor Rae Walters, State President Joseph P. Sogan, Senior State PresidentMap (db m212238) WM
67 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — The Nine Men of Praha
Nine men of Praha a rural community in Fayette County died in service for their country during World War II between February 3, 1944 and February 12, 1945. PFC Rudolf L. Barta United States Army PFC Robert V. Bohuslav United . . . Map (db m212222) HM WM
68 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14277 — Thomas Jones Hardeman
Born in Tennessee January 31, 1788 Died in Bastrop County, Texas January 11, 1854. His wife Eliza De Witt Hardeman Born Sept. 17, 1809 Died Feb. 8, 1863. Reverse Member Second Congress Republic of Texas; Chief Justice . . . Map (db m25650) HM
69 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 12248 — Tillotson College
Founded in 1875 by the Rev. George J. Tillotson with the support of the American Missionary Association and congregational churches, Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute was chartered in 1877. Building on a foundation already set in Austin by . . . Map (db m26647) HM
70 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — U.S. Events of World War II
1941 Japan attacks Pearl Harbor December 7. 1942 Battle of Coral Sea-May 7 Battle of Midway-June 4 US offensive at Guadalcanal-August 7 Papua New Guinea Campaign-September 15 Operation Torch North Africa-November 8 1943 North . . . Map (db m108578) WM
71 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — Vietnam War Memorial Monument
This monument is dedicated by Texans in honor of those men and women from Texas who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the Vietnam War. To those who served in combat in Southeast Asia, this monument is especially dedicated to . . . Map (db m212221) WM
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72 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 14857 — William P. Hardeman
Indian fighter, frontiersman, explorer. Veteran of Texas Revolution, Cordova Rebellion and Mexican War. Entered Confederate Army 1861 as Captain 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers. Served 1862 New Mexico campaign to secure gold and access to Pacific. . . . Map (db m168017) HM
73 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Blackshear-Prospect Hill — 15484 — Winslow Turner
Born in Missouri 1811 Died in Bastrop County, Texas May 6, 1880 Participated in the Battle of Gonzales October 2, 1835 Served in the Texas Army, 1836 and in the Woll Campaign, 1842Map (db m44739) HM
74 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Bouldin Creek — 13992 — Becker School
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
75 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Bouldin Creek — 6444 — Green Pastures
This Victorian home, located on the 1835 Isaac Decker Grant, was built in 1894-95 by Dr. E. W. Herndon and sold in 1912 to Judge W. W. Burnett. It became the residence in 1916 of lawyer Henry Faulk (1867-1939), his wife Martha (Miner) (1878-1957), . . . Map (db m25702) HM
76 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Bouldin Creek — 6445 — Mary Street Stone House
This residence is one of several erected in south Austin during the 1890s by Developer Nichols Dawson (1864-1939). Constructed of stone quarried in the vicinity, the small houses were similar in design, with hexagonal front bays. Dawson's partner . . . Map (db m26127) HM
77 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Bouldin Creek — 18477 — Michael Butler and Butler Brick Company
Michael Butler (1842-1909) emigrated from Limerick, Ireland, to New York City in 1866 and worked as a bricklayer. After traveling the country pursuing the masonry trade, Butler arrived in Dallas in 1869 and established a brick plant on the Trinity . . . Map (db m134010) HM
78 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Bouldin Creek — 15037 — Robert S. Stanley House
Travis County native Robert S. Stanley (1863-1941), an African-American stonemason and laborer, built this home for his wife Francis and their children in 1895. He later built a stone building on West Mary Street (1927) which his second wife . . . Map (db m180964) HM
79 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Bouldin Creek — Town Lake Park Alliance
In 1984, a small group of residents from modest nearby neighborhoods banded together forming the Town Lake Park Alliance (TLPA) to preserve this city-owned waterfront for public benefit. TLPA emerged in response to a proposal to construct a . . . Map (db m134014) HM
80 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Bouldin Creek — 13775 — Walter Tips House
This two-story Victorian house was built in 1876 for the family of Walter Tips (1841-1911), a prosperous hardware merchant. A native of Germany and Confederate veteran, Tips served in the state senate, 1893-96. The home was remodeled in 1909 to . . . Map (db m169924) HM
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81 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Brentwood — 13106 — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin
In 1853, missionary Rev. E.B. Crisman formally organized the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Austin. Members met in a frame building at 7th and Lavaca streets until 1892, when they replaced it with a stone structure. In 1906, a dispute over a . . . Map (db m152383) HM
82 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 12238 — Addcox House
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
83 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 20053 — Carrington Bluff House
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
84 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 6461 — Clara DriscollApril 2, 1881 – July 17, 1945
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
85 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 14321 — Dr. Robert Lee "R.L." Moore(1882-1974)
Dallas-born Robert Lee “R.L.” Moore was a noted figure in the new generation of American-educated researchers of science in the early 20th century. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning both bachelors and masters . . . Map (db m168841) HM
86 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 12592 — Edmund and Emily Miller House Reported missing
Noted economist and University of Texas professor Edmund T. Miller (1878-1952) and his wife, Emily (1884-1979), an artist and member of the pioneer Maverick family of San Antonio, acquired this property in 1922. The design for their Mediterranean . . . Map (db m173119) HM
87 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 15632 — Gerhard-Schoch House
Merchant Philip Henry Gerhard (1850-1906) and wife Lena had this house built by contractor Herman S. Love in 1887. It was said to be first 2-story brick veneer home in Austin; it was enlarged in 1891. The Gerhards’ daughter Clara and her husband, . . . Map (db m25889) HM
88 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 6455 — Goodall Wooten House
Goodall Harrison Wooten (1869-1942) was born in Paris, Texas, the son of Confederate veteran Dr. Thomas Dudley Wooten and his wife, Henrietta Goodall Wooten. Goodall Harrison Wooten attended the University of Texas, where he earned Bachelor’s and . . . Map (db m25707) HM
89 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 17925 — Hancock Recreation Center
The Austin Country Club (ACC) Clubhouse, later named Hancock Recreation Center, was constructed in 1934. Spearheaded by Lewis Hancock, Jr. and other members, the golf course was constructed in 1899; members incorporated the Austin Golf Club in . . . Map (db m149525) HM
90 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 14242 — J. Frank Dobie House
Built in 1925, this house was occupied by eminent Texas author, educator, and folklorist J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964) and his wife Bertha from 1926 until their deaths. Dobie, who taught a popular course at the University of Texas on the life and . . . Map (db m25851) HM
91 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 14254 — Jacob Leser House
After purchasing this land in 1859, German-born Jacob Leser (1827-1901) erected a log cabin and a frame structure to house his soap and candle factory. Before 1864, when he married Henrietta Schroeder (1841-89), Leser added this stone wing to the . . . Map (db m26040) HM
92 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 15417 — Jane Yelvington McCallum
One of the most prominent leaders of the Texas woman suffrage movement of the early 20th century, Jane Y. McCallum lived in this house with her husband, Arthur N., and five children. As a member of the Texas Joint Legislative Council (nicknamed . . . Map (db m26142) HM
93 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 15862 — John Elbridge Hines(October 3, 1910 – July 19, 1997)
John E. Hines was born in Seneca, South Carolina. He attended the University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee) in Virginia Theological Seminary, where he observed social troubles caused by the Great Depression in 1933. Hines became an assistant . . . Map (db m166814) HM
94 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 6460 — The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters
Dedicated to the pursuit of education and humanitarian programs, the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs was founded in 1897. The goal of a permanent state headquarters was realized with the construction of this building in the early 1930s. Designed . . . Map (db m25710) HM
95 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central Austin — 16954 — Zeta Tau Alpha House
The Kappa Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha women’s fraternity was chartered at the University of Texas in 1906. After residing in houses in several locations near the University campus during its early years, the chapter purchased this Nueces Street lot . . . Map (db m168113) HM
96 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central East Austin — 14789 — Abner Hugh Cook(Mar. 20, 1814 - Feb. 21, 1884)
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
97 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central East Austin — 14948 — Andrew Jackson HamiltonJanuary 28, 1815 – April 11, 1875
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
98 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central East Austin — 14300 — Capt. John R. Hughes
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
99 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central East Austin — 14871 — Captain Andrew Briscoe
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
100 Texas, Travis County, Austin, Central East Austin — 15334 — Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs WashingtonDec. 2, 1813 - Feb. 1857
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

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