Elitha Smith Martin (Jan. 30, 1830 - Aug. 10, 1899)
Marker Text: Prominent local businesswoman; born in Patrick County, Virginia, she married John Martin (1826-69) on June 27, 1848. The couple came to Texas in 1856 with 4 children and settled in Llano County, where 5 more children were born. After John Martin's death, Mrs. Martin and the younger children moved here and built a 2-story hotel (100 yards east), a livery stable, and a general mercantile store.
On December 4, 1879, Mrs. Martin was appointed postmaster and served in that position until May 16, 1896, keeping the post office in the store. She was buried beside her husband in Llano County. (1974)
Marker No: 3231
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Geographic: 30.427929, -98.343208
Location: from Round Mountain, 1/10 mile east of US 281 on RR 962; marker is on right off highway in front of white building