Uncovered Texas

Texas Ranger


Taylor, Creed

A two-story ranch house of native stone was built here in 1869-71 by Creed Taylor, veteran of Texas War for Independence. Considered the finest home west of San Antonio, it burned in 1926. Rebuilt by Dillard Stapp, it again burned down in 1956. Taylor (1819-1906) fought in the Battle of Gonzales in ....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Taylor, William Walter

Grandson of Josiah Taylor and grandnephew of Creed Taylor, Indian fighters who took part in Battle of Bandera Pass, 1841. Born at Clinton, Texas; in 1889 he moved to Kimble County, to begin ranching with an uncle. In 1898 became county sheriff. His six terms included critical period of 1902 land rus....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Teacup Mountain

Named for its peculiar formation. Probably used as a lookout post by both whites and Indians in pioneer days. Near here occurred the Indian killing of pioneer James Bradberry, Sr., 1872; and the capture of a wanted man by LT. N. O. Reynolds and four fellow Texas Rangers in 1878.....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Gully Cowsert

(June 12,1896 - June 11,1958) Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, World War I. Became Texas Ranger in 1942. He served in that rank for 14 years. Commanded Company E and West Texas District 14 years. Gained fame solving cattle and sheep theft cases. First wife was Mamie Keesee; had two sons, K. and Gully, J....

Historical Marker - Junction.


First Court in Kimble County

(Site: .5 mi. NW, on main Llano River) Held in spring of 1876, under a live oak tree that had a hive of wild bees in its trunk. The site, "Old Kimbleville," had been suggested as the county seat. District Judge W. A. Blackburn, of Burnet, arrived by horseback. District attorney was Frank Wilks. The ....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Cloud Home

Cloud Place, 1879. Early Kimble County social center. Built for his family of 14 by W. J. Cloud, a veteran of Terry's Texas Rangers service during the Civil War. Stone for 18-inch walls came from nearby mountain, lumber by ox-wagons from Austin. Has wide board floors. Recorded Texas Historic Landmar....

Historical Marker - Junction.


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.


Bear Creek Texas Ranger Camp

Established October 1877 as patrol base for Co. E, Frontier Battalion, Texas Rangers, on the lookout for Indians and outlaws along the Llano River. Area was popular refuge for cattle and horse thieves, murderers, mail robbers-- and within a few weeks many were captured by the unit of 30 men commande....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Outlaws of Pegleg Station

Here the climax of a western track-down occurred on Jan.18, 1878, when Texas Rangers killed suspected murderer Dick Dublin, member of a gang of outlaws. Although a friend yelled for him to run, Dublin was shot (150 yds. S) as the intrepid James B. Gillett and 3 other Rangers rushed his hide-out (60 ....

Historical Marker - Junction.


Kimble County

JUMANO AND APACHE INDIANS INHABITED REGION WHEN SPANISH EXPLORERS TRAVELED ACROSS IT IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES, AND WERE DISPLACED BY THE COMANCHE TRIBE BY THE MID-19TH CENTURY. AREA WAS UNDER MILITARY JURISDICTION OF FORTS TERRETT (1852-54) AND McKAVETT (1852-59,1868-83), WHICH WERE AIDED IN D....

Historical Marker - Junction.



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