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Near Ingram in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Sherman's Mill

 
 
Site of Sherman's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 13, 2020
1. Site of Sherman's Mill Marker
Inscription.  

A pioneer Kerr County water-powered mill located near Kelly Creek-Guadalupe River confluence. It ground corn, sawed lumber, ginned cotton. Built in 1870s by John Sherman, it was in use until destroyed by flood in 1932. Sherman, his wife, and 8 children lived in house still standing nearby.

Marker Sponsor: A Sherman descendant, Dovie Turk Talley
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4886.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 4.099′ N, 99° 17.479′ W. Marker is near Ingram, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 39 and Independence Lane, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 39. 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schumacher Crossing on the Guadalupe River (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hunt (approx. 2.4 miles away); Henderson Cemetery (approx. 2.8
Site of Sherman's Mill Marker is located along the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 13, 2020
2. Site of Sherman's Mill Marker is located along the road
miles away); Old Ingram (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hunt Japonica Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mary Ann Kent Byas Chambers Morriss (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nichols Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Gatlin Site (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ingram.
 
Also see . . .  Ingram, Texas. The early settlers, mostly farmers, milled and ginned their crops at Sherman's Mill between Ingram and Hunt and made shingles from the plentiful cypress trees. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Guadalupe River is located across the street from the marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 13, 2020
3. The Guadalupe River is located across the street from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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