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

The Oliver Pecan

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
1. The Oliver Pecan Marker
Inscription.  Young P. Oliver (1857-1925) came to this area in 1876 from his native Guadalupe County. In 1896, Oliver purchased this section (640 acres) of land, on which grew hundreds of pecan trees, and became a pioneer in the pecan industry. The grove contained "Old Oliver", a giant tree which produced 350-400 pounds of soft-shelled nuts per year; 800 pounds in 1906. By grafting buds from "Old Oliver" on seedlings from its pecans, the well-known Oliver pecan strain was developed. A flood in 1935 destroyed the tree, but its pecans are still produced commercially. Nut harvesting is a major Kimble County industry.
 
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3852.)
 
Location. 30° 29.767′ N, 99° 44.035′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2169 one mile east of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling east. 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. Little Mexico (approx. 0.9 miles away); City of Junction
The Oliver Pecan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 30, 2019
2. The Oliver Pecan Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Kimble County (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Post Office (approx. 2 miles away); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (approx. 2 miles away); Kimble County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Colonel John Griffith (approx. 2 miles away); Coke R. Stevenson (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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