Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Great Western Cattle Trail
In 1874, Charles A. Schreiner of Kerrville and John W. Light joined Lytle's cattle business; they operated their firm out of Lytle (Atascosa Co.) and Kerrville. In 1887, Schreiner bought full control of the firm. Schreiner was politically and finacially instrumental to Kerville; he invested
By 1886, the route was no longer used as a cattle trail. The overgrazing of grasslands, extension of railroads, fencing in of the open range and oversupply of cattle were among the factors that led to the demise of cattle drives. However, the Great Western Trail continues to be remembered as a significant development that shaped the culture and history of Kerr County, and of Texas and the Nation at large.
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15837.)
Location. 30° 7.302′ N, 99° 9.236′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Harper Road (Farm to Market Road 783) and Valle Vista Drive, on the right when traveling north on Harper Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doyle Colored School (approx. 4.6 miles away); Barnett Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Early Settlers of Kerr County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Kerr County (approx. 5.2 miles away); James Kerr Hunt (approx. 11.3 miles away); Harper Independent School District (approx. 13.4 miles away); Site of the McDonald Massacre (approx. 13½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.