The Johnson Smokehouse

The Johnson Smokehouse (HM197A)

Location: Austin, TX 78746 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.457', W 97° 49.099'

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Charles Johnson was a native of Sweden who settled in Austin in 1854. In 1858 he built his main residence near Deep Eddy along the Colorado River, which presently is the American Legion. The Johnson Ranch, consisting of 124 acres, was procured in 1867, and was located on the south side of Capital of Texas Highway where this historical marker is presently located. In 1899 the temporary Capitol building burned and the tin from the roof was brought to build the Johnson family barn and smokehouse. The original ranch house fell into ruins, but the smokehouse was painstakingly catalogued, stone by stone, disassembled and restored to its original state during recent recent development of the Johnson land. This structure is one of the few remaining auxiliary building components from its time and depicts the trials that a period family endured to merely preserve its daily sustenance.
HM NumberHM197A
Placed ByAustin Landmark
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 613659 N 3349769
Decimal Degrees30.27428333, -97.81831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.457', W 97° 49.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 27.42" N, 97° 49' 5.94" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4100-4298 Heights Dr, Austin TX 78746, US
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