Near Ingram in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Sherman's Mill
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: Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
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 5 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); History of Stonehenge II (approx. Henderson Cemetery (approx. 2.8 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). 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.)
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 70 times since then and 20 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.