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Near Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Isaac Kountz

 
 
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
1. Isaac Kountz Marker
Inscription. Killed on this spot by Indians on Christmas Eve, 1876. He was 16 years old, and herding sheep for his father, Dr. E.K. Kountz.

A brother, Sebastian, aged 11, escaped. A posse and Texas Rangers chased the Indians to the Guadalupe River.

Young Kountz was buried in Junction Cemetery.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2613.)
 
Location. 30° 28.84′ N, 99° 47.147′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Rocksprings Road and U.S. 377, on the right when traveling west on Rocksprings Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vicinity of Bradbury Settlement (approx. mile away); Campsite of Marques de Rubi, 1767 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Bear Creek Texas Ranger Camp (approx. 3.6 miles away); Teacup Mountain (approx. 7.6 miles away); Telegraph Store and Post Office (approx. 12.8 miles away); Old Beef Trail Crossing (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
2. Isaac Kountz Marker
Stairs by marker lead up hill to a small monument.
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
3. Isaac Kountz Marker
Photo of small monument at top of stairs whose inscription has been defaced.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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