Details for Homestead of Knud S. Knudson

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5035002548


Marker Number 2548
Atlas Number 5035002548
Marker Title Homestead of Knud S. Knudson
Index Entry Knudson, Knud S., Homestead of
City Cranfills Gap
County Bosque
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 620943
UTM Northing 3518187
Subject Codes farms; Norweigan settlement; pioneers
Marker Year 1988
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location from Cranfills Gap, take CR 445 about 6.5 miles east to marker, on south side of highway
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Norwegian immigrant Knud S. Knudson (1830-1910) and his family moved to Bosque County in 1868. He received a state land grant and established a farm at this site. A small log home was erected in the 1860s and was later enlarged with a limestone addition. Knudson and his wife Gunhild (d. 1917) were the parents of eight children. This farmstead, consisting of the family home, two barns, and out buildings, remained in the Knudson family until 1945. It is a fine example of a rural Norwegian vernacular farm complex. (1988)

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