Details for Henry Briden Cabin (Atlas Number 5251002443)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5251002443


Marker Number 2443
Atlas Number 5251002443
Marker Title Henry Briden Cabin
Index Entry Briden, Henry, Cabin
City Rio Vista
County Johnson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 652679
UTM Northing 3567671
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; pioneers; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1975
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location First State Bank grounds, Highway 174, Rio Vista
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Henry Briden (1825-1908) came to Texas from his native Germany in 1845 and served for two years as a Texas Ranger. In 1849, he and his wife, Lucinda Sevier (1831-75), became first permanent white settlers in what is now Johnson County, when they built this cabin on the east bank of Nolan's River (2.5 mil. northwest). The one-room log structure was later used as a barn when Briden erected a larger home nearby. In 1974, it was restored and moved to this site.