Center Point in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Missouri native George L. Leigh (d. 1901) moved to Kerr County in 1878 for health reasons. He opened a mercantile establishment in Center Point (3.5 mi. S) with James Sellers and later served one term as County Tax Assessor. In 1883 he purchased a 640-acre tract here. With the help of his brother Edward. He enlarged the site to include over three thousand acres. Here Leigh ran a dairy and raised racing horses. From 1936 to 1943 the land was used as a guest ranch. Named for the ancestral home in England, the Stoneleigh Ranch remained in the Leigh family until 1960.
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5131.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 29° 59.249′ N, 99° 1.354′ W. Marker is in Center Point, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Stoneleigh Road and Allen Kaiser Drive, on the left when traveling east on Stoneleigh Road. The marker is about 3.5 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Center Point TX 78010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Zanzenberg (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rising Star Lodge No. 429, A.F.& A.M (approx. 3 miles away); Woolls Building (approx. 3.1 miles away); Center Point United Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Center Point, Texas (approx. 3.2 miles away); Camp Verde, Texas (approx. 3.2 miles away); Center Point School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Center Point Christian Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center Point.
Also see . . . Center Point Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.