The Wood Street Historic Settlement along Shoal Creek is a unique historic site located in downtown Austin. The settlement originated as a community where formerly enslaved peoples made their homes in Austin after the end of the Civil War. Later, working­ class Mexican American families built their lives here in the early 20th century. The settlement is located on the west bank of Shoal Creek off of Wood Street near the intersection of Lamar Boulevard and West 6th Street. Shoal Creek Conservancy and a team of volunteers successfully applied for an Undertold Marker from the Texas Historical Commission or the Wood Street Settlement. The marker is located along 6th Street just west of the 6th Street Bridge over Shoal Creek.


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