Andrew Jackson Zilker

Andrew Jackson Zilker (HMH1X)

Location: Austin, TX 78746 Travis County
Buy Texas State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 30° 15.866', W 97° 46.27'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
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. He contributed to his community at the neighborhood, city and county levels. Believing in the importance of "practical" education, he indirectly funded school industrial programs when he sold 366 acres of parkland including Barton Springs, to the city. The payments on the land were required to go to the school district. A gift of 32 additional acres in 1934 added to the city's most cherished recreation area, Zilker Park.
HM NumberHMH1X
Marker Number15335
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:23pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 618207 N 3348726
Decimal Degrees30.26443333, -97.77116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 15.866', W 97° 46.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 15' 51.96" N, 97° 46' 16.20" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200 William Barton Dr, Austin TX 78746, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?