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

Reichenau Gap

 
 
Reichenau Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 17, 2020
1. Reichenau Gap Marker
Inscription.  For more than 100 years, travelers followed the road from Mason to Junction through this pass. The earliest known Anglo settlers in the area were the Frank Putman family, who settled approximately one mile northeast from Reichenau Gap. The geographic feature was named for Adolph A. Reichenau, a German emigrant who purchased the improved land from Frank Putman and settled in the Big Saline Valley in 1862. Reichenau moved from the area after losing over forty horses in three separate raids by Native Americans in 1868 and 1869. Reichenau lived the remainder of his life in the Simonsville community in Mason County, and is buried, along with his family, in the Reichenau Cemetery near his home there.
 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4238.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 30° 39.177′ N, 99° 35.269′ W. Marker is near London, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on U.S. 377, 0.3 miles north of County Road 340, on the right when traveling
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north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London TX 76854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. London Post Office (approx. 1.7 miles away); London Town Square (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Beef Trail Crossing (approx. 4.6 miles away); Teacup Mountain (approx. 9.4 miles away); Cloud Point (approx. 12.8 miles away); Miller-Browning Colony (approx. 12.8 miles away); The Oliver Pecan (approx. 13.9 miles away); First Court in Kimble County (approx. 14˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
 
More about this marker. Marker is dual dated 1966 and 2008. This probably means it was either refurbished or relocated to this site in 2008.
 
Reichenau Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 17, 2020
2. Reichenau Gap Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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