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Center Point in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Center Point, Texas

 
 
Center Point, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
1. Center Point, Texas Marker
Inscription.  
1852, a settlement began along the Guadalupe River half way between Kerryville and Comfort that became known as Center Point. 1856, residents met here to petition the state for a new county, then held the 1st meeting to organize the county government. Center Point resident W.D.G. Burney was elected 1st sheriff of the new “Kerr County.” Company F of Texas Rangers formed with Center Point rancher Neal Coldwell as Captain. 33 Texas Rangers have been buried as of this date in the Center Point Cemetery. 1854, 1st saw mill in Kerr Co. built here on Verde Creek. Beginning 1898, Agricultural and Livestock Fair of Kerr County held in Center Point, complete with grandstand & racetrack. By 1900 the town was bustling with railroad station, saw & gristmills, lumberyards, banks & other businesses.

Engraved and dedicated spring of 2004
 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 29° 56.621′ 
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N, 99° 2.223′ W. Marker is in Center Point, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is on San Antonio Street south of Kelly Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on left side of gate to the Center Point Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 San Antonio Street, Center Point TX 78010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Verde, Texas (here, next to this marker); Center Point Train Depot (a few steps from this marker); Woolls Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Center Point United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Rising Star Lodge No. 429, A.F.& A.M (about 700 feet away); Center Point Christian Church (about 800 feet away); Center Point School (approx. ¼ mile away); Mosty Brothers Nursery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center Point.
 
More about this marker. Marker is engraved, polished maroon granite, weathered and somewhat difficult to read
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Center Point (Kerr County), Texas.
Center Point is on the Guadalupe River eight miles southeast of Kerrville in southeastern Kerr County. The site became a focal point for business activity when early settler Dr. Charles de Ganahl opened a post office in his home in November 1859. Ganahl
Center Point, Texas Marker (<i>detail view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
2. Center Point, Texas Marker (detail view)
called the post office Zanzenburg in honor of his ancestral home in Austria. The new postmaster, Dr. G. W. Harwell, renamed the growing community Center Point in 1872. Center Point held its position as area trade center until the 1920s, when the paved highway skirted the edge of town and surrounding towns developed their own transportation facilities. (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Center Point Historical Park Entrance (<i>marker visible left of gate</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
3. Center Point Historical Park Entrance (marker visible left of gate)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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