Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby

Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby (HMH91)

Location: Austin, TX 78759 Travis County
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N 30° 15.665', W 97° 37.18'

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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.

Here Josiah Wilbarger recovered after being scalped in 1833.

Mr. Hornsby and his son's fought in many Indian battles and served as scouts in Capt. John J. Tumlinson's company of Rangers, which was organized here in 1836.
HM NumberHMH91
Marker Number14616
Year Placed1936
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:28am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 632786 N 3348522
Decimal Degrees30.26108333, -97.61966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 15.665', W 97° 37.18'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 15' 39.90" N, 97° 37' 10.80" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10709 N Mo Pac Expy, Austin TX 78759, US
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I Saw The Marker

This marker is just outside the Hornsby Cemetery east of Austin, Texas. The Josiah Wilbarger and Sarah/Reuben Hornsby story is fascinating and has been written about often, perhaps most famously by J, Frank Dobie in his collection, "Tales of Old Time Texas."

Aug 30, 2015 at 10:49am PDT by martyc

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