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

First Court in Kimble County

(Site: .5 mi. NW, on main Llano River)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2019
1. First Court in Kimble County Marker
Inscription.  Held in spring of 1876, under a live oak tree that had a hive of wild bees in its trunk. The site, "Old Kimbleville," had been suggested as the county seat. District Judge W. A. Blackburn, of Burnet, arrived by horseback. District attorney was Frank Wilks. The jury was seated on two logs. Another log was the Judge's bench, and a piece of gnarled live oak limb the gavel. Prisoners awaiting trial were chained to nearby trees. Major trials were for horse thefts. Texas Rangers were on hand to testify and to guard court, as this was during lawless era.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1529.)
 
Location. 30° 30.875′ N, 99° 46.196′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 377 and Airport Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 377. Located at the entrance to Kimble County Airport. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Killing of Sam Speer (here, next to this marker); Colonel John Griffith
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2019
2. First Court in Kimble County Marker
Marker is on the left.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Coke R. Stevenson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kimble County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Sterling Durst (approx. 1.8 miles away); Major William Addison Spencer (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kimble County (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Also see . . .  Kimble County Texas. (Submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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