Details for Hye Post Office (Atlas Number 5031002607)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5031002607

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Marker Number 2607
Atlas Number 5031002607
Marker Title Hye Post Office
Index Entry Hye Post Office
Address 10261 W. Hwy 290
City Hye
County Blanco
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 541351
UTM Northing 3345739
Subject Codes buildings; national/federal official; post office
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Named for Hiram ("Hye") Brown, founder of store, in 1880. Post office established 1886. Present store with Bavarian metalwork built in 1904. Owned by Deike family since 1923. At age four, Lyndon B. Johnson, future U.S. President, mailed a letter here- a postal customer for first time in his life. Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien was sworn into cabinet of President Johnson at this post office in 1965. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.

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Hye Post Office (RTHL)
Hye Post Office (RTHL)