Details for John G. Matthews House (Atlas Number 5491009296)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491009296


Marker Number 9296
Atlas Number 5491009296
Marker Title John G. Matthews House
Index Entry Matthews, John G., House
Address private road 1 mi. W of US 183, 3.5 mi. SE
City Liberty Hill
County Williamson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location on private road 1 mile west of US 183, 3.5 miles southeast of Liberty Hill
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text After coming to Texas with his parents in 1840, John G. Matthews (1824-1903) joined a Ranger company and fought in the Mexican War (1846-48). He married Nancy Leanorah Carothers (1838-93) and in 1872 built this hand-hewn native limestone house, which his family occupied until about 1885. Matthews' son, Joseph Neely Matthews (1866-1944), a teacher and justice of the peace, later enlarged the pioneer-style dwelling, now (1976) owned by his daughter, Myreta Matthews. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976