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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Llano

 
Clickable Map of Llano 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 Llano County, TX (31) Blanco County, TX (22) Burnet County, TX (74) Gillespie County, TX (119) Mason County, TX (22) San Saba County, TX (11)  LlanoCounty(31) Llano County (31)  BlancoCounty(22) Blanco County (22)  BurnetCounty(74) Burnet County (74)  GillespieCounty(119) Gillespie County (119)  MasonCounty(22) Mason County (22)  SanSabaCounty(11) San Saba County (11)
Llano, Texas and Vicinity
    Llano County (31)
    Blanco County (22)
    Burnet County (74)
    Gillespie County (119)
    Mason County (22)
    San Saba County (11)
 
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1Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9431 — Acme Dry Goods Building
Built in 1892 by Llano builder and stonemason John Goodman (1852-1935), this turn-of-the-century commercial row structure has housed a succession of dry goods merchants, including Mrs. Riley's Millinery, Carlton's Dry Goods, and a store operated by . . . — Map (db m89463) HM
2Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9432 — Baby Head Cemetery
According to local oral tradition, the name Baby Head was given to the mountain in this area in the 1850s, when a small child was killed by Indians and its remains left on the mountain. A local creek also carried the name, and a pioneer community . . . — Map (db m157931) HM
3Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9458 — Community of Valley Spring
O.C.J. Phillips, first settler, arrived in 1853. Whistleville combined with Bugscuffle to form Valley Spring, with post office established 1878.      This was birthplace of James Field Smathers (1888-1967), inventor of electric typewriter. — Map (db m91456) HM
4Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9437 — Early Explorers in Llano County
By commission of the Governor of Spanish Texas, Bernardo de Miranda in 1756 examined Cerro del Almagre, a red ochre hill supposedly rich in silver. His party of 23 from San Antonio struck Honey Creek near here, then went to the junction of the Llano . . . — Map (db m20638) HM
5Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9439 — Ford Street Commercial Row
These three attached structures are believed to have been built by John Goodman, a builder and stone mason who immigrated to Llano from Germany in 1878. They exhibit typical features of early 20th century commercial structures, including corbelled . . . — Map (db m150357) HM
6Texas (Llano County), Llano — 15531 — Former Site of Bruhl's Drugstore
Louis Herman Bruhl (1849-1931) immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1867. He became an American citizen in 1870, the same year he married Leonie Julia Hammale. A merchant and pharmacist, Bruhl lived in Waco and Rockport, and served as . . . — Map (db m158124) HM
7Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9456 — Frank Teich(Sept. 22, 1856 - Jan. 27, 1939)
A native of Germany, Frank Teich studied under master German artists and sculptors before coming to the United States in 1878. By 1883 he was established in San Antonio as an accomplished stonemason and artist. His supervision of work on the . . . — Map (db m91584) HM
8Texas (Llano County), Llano — 17913 — Lantex Theater
This theater opened on May 19, 1927, on the north side of Llano’s courthouse square. S. D. Rainier and George Shaw hired J. R. Blackmore as their builder. On opening night, a packed house, at 30 cents for adults and 10 cents for children, enjoyed . . . — Map (db m150355) HM
9Texas (Llano County), Llano — Llano Branch
Austin & Northwestern Railroad Historic District Kingsland/Llano Vicinity Arrived in Llano June 7, 1892 Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m158135) HM
10Texas (Llano County), Llano — 14149 — Llano County
The name "Llano," first given by Spanish explorers in the 18th century to the river traversing the region, is a corruption of the French name given the Lipan Indians. First settlements were made by Germans about 1850. The county, created from . . . — Map (db m150356) HM
11Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9446 — Llano County Courthouse
Designed by Austin architect A. O. Watson, this building is the fourth courthouse for Llano County. Work on the structure began in 1892 and was completed one year later. The contractors were J. A. and G. H. Wilson of Sulphur Springs. The courthouse . . . — Map (db m89190) HM
12Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9447 — Llano County Granite Industry
Llano County's granite industry can be traced to 1888 when J. K. Finlay first polished a stone from his mill site and David Stewart opened a quarry south of Llano. Prominent sculptor Frank Teich leased a quarry from Stewart and established Teich . . . — Map (db m89329) HM
13Texas (Llano County), Llano — Llano County Organized
Near this site on June 14, 1856 Llano County was organized and Llano designated as the county seat. The organizing commissioner was Clement Oatman. Erected 1956 — Map (db m158221) HM
14Texas (Llano County), Llano — 12034 — Llano Woman's Culture Club
Local music teacher Jennie Clopton (1861-1904) organized the Woman's Literary Society with 16 charter members in 1901. The club established a public library, first called Clopton Library for the club's founder. Other projects of the renamed Woman's . . . — Map (db m91018) HM
15Texas (Llano County), Llano — 14653 — Nine Miles West is the Enchanted Rock
From its summit, in the fall of 1841 Captain John C. Hays while surrounded by Comanche Indians who cut him off from his ranging company, repulsed the whole band and inflicted upon them such heavy loss that they fled. — Map (db m71920) HM
16Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9455 — Old Southern Hotel Building
J.W. Owen had this hotel building constructed about 1880. Stonemasons J.K. Finlay and John Goodman built the original two-story structure, which was a stagecoach stop. The third floor was added during the ownership of Col. W.A.H. Miller, who bought . . . — Map (db m90881) HM
17Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9452 — Packsaddle Mountain
Two and one half miles east on the Packsaddle Mountain in a battle fought August 4, 1873 Captain J. R. Moss, Stephen B. Moss William B. Moss, Eli Lloyd Arch Martin, Pink Ayers E. D. Harrington and Robert Brown routed a band of Indians . . . — Map (db m20643) HM
18Texas (Llano County), Llano — 12035 — Saint James Lutheran Church
Founded in 1897, St. Jakobi Evangelish Lutherisch Kirche was organized to serve German Lutherans in the growing community of Llano. Pastor Hugo Krienke, also serving churches in Mason and Leiningen, held German-language services first in Llano's . . . — Map (db m91615) HM
19Texas (Llano County), Llano — Texas Historic BridgeRoy B. Inks Bridge
Named for a former mayor of Llano, the Roy B. Inks Bridge was built in 1936 to carry State Highway 29 (now State Highway 16) over the Llano River. The Inks Bridge replaced an earlier 1892 truss bridge at this location, which had been swept away by a . . . — Map (db m117825) HM
20Texas (Llano County), Llano — 9448 — The Llano County Jail
This building was erected in 1895 by the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis, Mo. The gray granite for the exterior was quarried in the county. The red roof of the Romanesque revival jail provided the building its nickname, and . . . — Map (db m89322) HM
 
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