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Kyle in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Kyle Auction Oak

 
 
The Kyle Auction Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, July 24, 2018
1. The Kyle Auction Oak Marker
Inscription.  When Kyle was founded along the International & Great Northern Railroad in 1880, this giant liveoak was site of a public auction of town lots. The railway was given 200 acres of land by Fergus Kyle (1834-1905), state representative for whom the community was named, and the family of David E. Moore. Free rides were provided to the townsite on auction day, Oct. 14, 1880, and all business and most residential lots were sold. In 1881, the railroad gave 4 acres around the tree for a school, Kyle Seminary, which burned in 1889. The Alex Kercheville family now (1975) owns and preserves the tree.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10289.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 59.285′ N, 97° 52.782′ W. Marker is in Kyle, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of South Sledge Street and Miller Street, on the right when traveling south on South Sledge
The Kyle Auction Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, July 24, 2018
2. The Kyle Auction Oak and Marker
Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kyle TX 78640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cora Jackman Donalson House (a few steps from this marker); Katherine Anne Porter (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Kyle (about 500 feet away); Old D. A. Young Building (about 700 feet away); John Wheeler Bunton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kyle (approx. 0.2 miles away); WPA Projects at Kyle School (approx. ¼ mile away); Lex Word and the Bon Ton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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