Ingram in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Settlers began arriving in this vicinity prior to the Civil War. In 1879 the Reverend J.C.W. Ingram, a Church of Christ minister from California, bought the land at this site from pioneer settler Abner McWhorter Morriss. Ingram soon opened a general store and post office. A community grew around the store and thrived for fifty years as a commercial center. During the 1930s a new highway was constructed nearby, and the original townsite gradually was abandoned as businesses began to relocate. Today old Ingram is an arts center with studios, galleries, craft and gift shops.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3753.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 30° 4.34′ N, 99° 14.618′ W. Marker is in Ingram, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Ingram Loop and Indian Creek Road, on the left when traveling west on Old Ingram Loop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ingram TX 78025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of History of Stonehenge II (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Ann Kent Byas Chambers Morriss (approx. 1½ miles away); Nichols Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henderson Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Sherman's Mill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Gatlin Site (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 4 miles away); Order of the Eastern Star Kerrville Chapter #24 (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ingram.
Also see . . .
1. A brief history of Kerr County - A county shaped by a river. Kerr County Historical Commission. Co.kerr.tx.us (Submitted on September 14, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Great Western Trail. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on September 14, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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