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

R. M. Turner Family

 
 
R. M. Turner Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
1. R. M. Turner Family Marker
Inscription.  

On April 28, 1879, R.M. Turner (1858 - 1928) entered Kimble County with bride, Emma (Scarborough), (1863 - 1945), from Dewitt County. They settled near this site, on the north bank of the South Llano River, where Turner soon became a prominent cattle and sheep rancher. Of ten children born to the Turners, eight reached adulthood; most of them remained in the county to become leading citizens. Most noted was Jack Turner, conductor of the first Angora Doe sale in Texas, and one of the organizers of National Angora Goat Breeders Association, in 1925, serving as the first Secretary, then President.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5575.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 24.222′ N, 99° 52.181′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on U.S. 377 half a mile south of Burt Ranch Road, on the left when traveling south. 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 9 miles of this
R. M. Turner Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
2. R. M. Turner Family Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Doom of the Outlaws of Pegleg Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Four Mile Dam (approx. 5.2 miles away); Telegraph Store and Post Office (approx. 5.6 miles away); John James Smith (approx. 6.4 miles away); Isaac Kountz (approx. 7.3 miles away); Vicinity of Bradbury Settlement (approx. 7˝ miles away); William Walter Taylor (approx. 7.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Junction (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Also see . . .  Angora Goat. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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