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Johnson Fork Colony

ONE OF FIRST SETTLEMENTS IN KIMBLE COUNTY, FOUNDED EARLY 1860'S ON LAND ONCE OWNED BY SAMUEL MAVERICK, FAMED PIONEER TEXAS CATTLEMAN. NAME OF THE COLONY WAS TAKEN FROM ITS SITE ON THE JOHNSON FORK OF THE LLANO RIVER. SETTLED BY WILEY JOY FAMILY, WHO BUILT GRAVITY IRRIGATION SYSTEM, ROCK FENCE, 2-ROO....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Karnes County Courthouse

In 1854 Karnes County erected its first courthouse in the county seat of Helena, an important stage stop between San Antonio and Goliad. The original courthouse was destroyed in a storm about 1865 and a new stone courthouse was built in Helena in 1873. In the mid-1880s the citizens of Helena refused....

Historical Marker - Karnes City.


Kendleton

The site on which Kendleton now stands was originally a Mexican land grant to settler Elizabeth Powell, whose house was an early-day stage stop. During the Texas Revolution, in 1836, Santa Anna's Mexican Army camped near here. Later the settlements of Oak Hill and Humbolt existed briefly. Kendleton ....

Historical Marker - Kendleton.


La Vernia

Established about 1846 or 1847 by Claiborne Rector, who built a stage stop and blacksmith shop here to serve travelers on the Chihuahua Road, a major trail in early Texas. Main Street today follows route of the old road. Settlement was called "Post Oak" until mail service started, 1856. Name was the....

Historical Marker - La Vernia.


Senterfitt Cemetery

Pioneer Reuben S. Senterfitt came to this area in the 1860s. A town named for him gradually built up and at its peak boasted hotels, mills, stores, saloons, a school, churches, a stage stop, and this cemetery. The town declined after it was bypassed by the railroad in the 1890s. The cemetery contain....

Historical Marker - Lometa.


Earpville, Site of

This site was once within the boundary of the community of Earpville, settled in the late 1840s by James Earp (d. 1861) and many of his relatives from Alabama. Located on a stagecoach line, the settlement at its height boasted a post office, stage stop, Methodist church, and retail businesses and wa....

Historical Marker - Longview.


McDade

Laid out 1871; named for Jas. McDade, Brenham lawyer. Became a thriving town, important freight center and early-day stage stop. School-church was built 1872; vigilantes (organized 1883) lynched three men on Christmas Eve, causing a shoot-out next day at the Rock Saloon (now a museum). (1968) Incise....

Historical Marker - McDade.


Mountain Pass Station

Maintained from 1858 to outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 as a stage stop on the Butterfield Overland Main Route, which was the first mail and passenger line to link the east and west coasts of the United States. In 1870s this was a stop for branch of El Paso and San Antonio mail line. (1968)....

Historical Marker - Merkel.


Moscow

Settled by David Green, during era of the Republic of Texas. First post office established under name of Green's in 1847. Changed to Moscow in 1853. Incorporated in 1856. Was stage stop on the Nacogdoches- Liberty Road. Site of several famous schools. Has had free school system since 1851. A cannery....

Historical Marker - Moscow.


Remount Station

Built during the 1850s in Waring by an unknown settler. Constructed with elm logs measuring eight inches wide. Offered food and lodging to stagecoach travelers between San Antonio and points west during the 1870s. Cabin was once the home of a settler who provided horses and saddles for Pony Express ....

Historical Marker - Mountain Home.



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