Marker Title: Site of Fort Johnson
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Text: Established by William G. Cooke in 1840 as a part
of the defense of the Military Road from Red River to Austin. Named
in honor of Colonel Francis W. Johnson (1799-1888). Commander of the
Texas army at the capture of San Antonio, December 10, 1835. Place
of rendezvous for the Snively Expedition which set out April 25, 1843.
The settlement in the vicinity was known as Georgetown.