Near Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bear Creek Settlement
(Begun about a half-mile west of this site)
Started in 1850's by Raleigh Gentry, who built a 2-room log house; cleared a small farm, but in 1862 sold out to cattlemen Rance Moore. 1860's settlers included Wm. and Lane Gibson, Charlie Jones, John New, A. J. Nixon, Billie Waites.
Others came in 1870's after raids by Indians and outlaws were ended.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 260.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.811′ N, 99° 51.681′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on Ranch to Market Road 2291, 4.1 miles north of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Bear Creek Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Murr Ranch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brambletye (approx. 1.2 miles away); Morales Ranch (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Bear Creek Texas Ranger Camp Campsite of Marques de Rubi, 1767 (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Court in Kimble County (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Killing of Sam Speer (approx. 7.1 miles away); Pioneer - North Llano Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
Also see . . . Bear Creek (Menard County) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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