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

First Murr Ranch

 
 
First Murr Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 8, 2018
1. First Murr Ranch Marker
Inscription.  

Henry and Adam Murr, born in Lancaster County, Pa. sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Murr, served 1866-1882 and 1877-1882, respectively, in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge at Fort McKavett (28 mi NW), Henry settled here on Bear Creek; in 2 months Adam, also honorably discharged at Fort McKavett, joined him.

Henry in 1895 and Adam in 1901 bought land on East Copperas Creek, founding Murr community. They also had other business interests. Both men contributed greatly to the ranching industry in Kimble County. Descendants own and operate Murr ranches.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1531.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 30° 35.477′ N, 99° 52.102′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on Ranch to Market Road 2291, 5 miles north of Interstate 10, on the left when traveling north. 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 9 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Bear Creek Settlement (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morales Ranch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brambletye (approx. 2 miles away); Old Bear Creek Texas Ranger Camp (approx. 5˝ miles away); Campsite of Marques de Rubi, 1767 (approx. 5˝ miles away); First Court in Kimble County (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Killing of Sam Speer (approx. 7.9 miles away); Pioneer - North Llano Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
First Murr Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 8, 2018
2. First Murr Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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