(January 31, 1815 - June 22, 1899)A native of Basthult, Barkeryd Parish, in the province of Smaland, Sweden, Swante Palm was a leader of early Swedish immigration to Texas. Influenced by his nephew, Swen Magnus Swenson, Palm came to Texas in 1844. He settled first in La Grange, where he served as postmaster and worked in Swenson's general store. Both men moved to Austin in 1850 and continued their business relationship. In 1854 Palm married Agnes Christine Alm. Their son, Swante Sture, was born in 1855, but died in infancy.
|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 622427 N 3350023|
|Decimal Degrees||30.27571667, -97.72715000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 16.543', W 97° 43.629'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 16' 32.58" N, 97° 43' 37.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||512, 361|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1272-1402 E 14th St, Austin TX 78702, US|
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