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Kimble County

CREATED IN 1858 OUT OF BEXAR COUNTY, KIMBLE COUNTY WAS ATTACHED TEMPORARILY TO GILLESPIE COUNTY FOR JUDICIAL PURPOSES. IT WAS NAMED FOR LT. GEORGE C. KIMBLE, SLAIN MARCH 6, 1836, IN THE SIEGE OF THE ALAMO. THE COUNTY WAS ORGANIZED IN 1876, AND THE FIRST REGULAR TERM OF DISTRICT COURT WAS HELD, SPRIN....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery (Love Family Cemetery)

William and Nancy Kirk Love and their children were the earliest settlers near King's Fort, establishing themselves there in January 1845. Their son, Robert H. Love, is believed to have been the first person interred on this site upon his death in March 1849. When the Loves sold the land around this....

Historical Marker - Kaufman.


Kerr, James

"(1790-1850) Kentucky native James Kerr, the son of a Baptist minister, was reared in Missouri. Kerr fought in the War of 1812 and was later sheriff of St. Charles County, Missouri. He married Angeline Caldwell in 1818 and served in the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives. Kerr was appointe....

Historical Marker - Kerrville.


Lampasas Saloon, Gunfight at the

In the early 1870s Lampasas was a wild frontier town. In January 1873 Sheriff S.T. Denson was shot while arresting brothers Wash and Mark Short. The district judge sent men to apprehend the Short brothers, but the posse was stopped by Ben, Tom, and Mart Horrell and several others. Sheriff Denson and....

Historical Marker - Lampasas.


Smith, Matt and Rebecca, House

John Madison "Matt" and Rebecca Wells Smith built this Queen Anne cottage circa 1902. Matt (1858-1936) moved to Burnet County, Texas as a young boy, and in 1891, he wed Rebecca (d. 1945). He served as a deputy sheriff before the couple moved to Lampasas in 1896. Here, they operated the Lampasas Hote....

Historical Marker - Lampasas.


Denson, Shade, House

Built in Civil War era by Shadrick T. Denson, soldier of Forney's Brigade in the Confederate Army. Builder was Lampasas County sheriff, 1870-74, in time of deadly feuds. Shot in the line of duty, later died as result of wound. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964....

Historical Marker - Lampasas.


Laredo Election Riot, 1886

Annual elections for city officials, held here since 1767, were followed by rioting in 1886. Citizens were divided among two rival parties. The Guaraches, named for the Mexican Indian sandals, were led by Dario Gonzales. Raymond Martin, a French immigrant, led the Botas (boots). Shortly before the A....

Historical Marker - Laredo.


Middleton, William. B.

A participant of the Mier Expedition, 1842, first sheriff of Leon County. Born in Illinois August 4, 1819; died March 17, 1877. His first wife Mary J. Potts Middleton, born Sept. 9, 1823; died May 5, 1874. In memory of Beoni Middleton who died in prison in Mexico while a prisoner of the Mier Expedit....

Historical Marker - Leona.


First Court House Built in Leon County, Site of

Here a log building was erected in 1846. County officials installed Nov. 12, 1846: Geo. V. Lusk, Chief Justice Wm. Childress, Probate Judge Israel P. Reinhardt, County Clerk Wm. B. Middleton, Sheriff David Foster, Coroner Baxter King, Assessor and Col. Commissioners: John C. Smith Robert Steele Samu....

Historical Marker - Leona.


Bryan-Neyland Cemetery

Also known as the Bryan-Williams Cemetery or the Kersting Cemetery, this family burial ground is the resting place for some of Liberty County's most prominent citizens. One of the oldest graves is that of Luke Bryan (1807-69), veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto and later Liberty County sheriff. Hi....

Historical Marker - Liberty.



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