Details for Julia Ann Ragsdale Home (Atlas Number 5209010315)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010315


Marker Number 10315
Atlas Number 5209010315
Marker Title Julia Ann Ragsdale Home
Index Entry Ragsdale, Julia Ann
City Wimberley
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 587312
UTM Northing 3320297
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location take RR 12 N to Summit Dr.; then east on Summit Dr. approx. .5 miles to Gumbert Ranch (private property)
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Widow of Dr. Frederick B. Ragsdale (1804-1851), Julia Ann Ragsdale (1821-1908) was a well-educated woman who taught school in Arkansas before she brought her family to Texas during the Civil War. In 1864 her daughter Mary Elizabeth (1843-1872) married Light Stapleton Townsend (1834-1928). After Mary's death, Mrs. Ragsdale moved to Wimberley in 1875 to raise her four grandchildren. Townsend built this board-and-batten home for them on Cypress Creek in 1879. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976