Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Charles A. Schreiner
Charles A. Schreiner (1838-1927) was born in Riquewihr, France, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1852. He served in the Texas Rangers from 1854-1857 and the Confederate Army from 1861-1865. On this site in 1869, he opened a small store made of cypress planks. From that humble beginning he built a large business empire that included banking, ranching, land holdings, and marketing wool and mohair. Schreiner's was one of the first businesses in the country to recognize the value of mohair and in 1930 Kerrville became known as the Mohair Capital of the World. He was elected Captain of the Kerrville Mounted Rifles in 1875, and carried this title for the remainder of his life. One of his major contributions to the Kerrville community was the founding of Schreiner Institute, now Schreiner University, in 1923.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • War, Texas Independence • War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 2.837′ N, 99° 8.433′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr CountyTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joshua D. Brown (here, next to this marker); Kerrville (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlers of Kerr County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kerr County (about 300 feet away); James Kerr (about 300 feet away); The Schreiner Building (about 300 feet away); Floyd A. Cailloux (about 400 feet away); Sid Peterson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Charles A. Schreiner. The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.