Near Hunt in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Schumacher Crossing on the Guadalupe River
Christian Schumacher emigrated with his family from Germany to Texas in 1845, the year he was born. He came to Kerr County in 1880, later marrying Sarah Brazeal Sublett and moving to land along the Guadalupe River, near the site of an Antebellum sawmill operation built by Gustav and Fredrich Tegener. In the 1920s, son John Randolph Schumacher built a series of dams across the river, providing security from raging floodwaters for a stream crossing and new road to Hunt. Today, the dams remain and an improved highway bridge crosses the stream. Schumacher Crossing is still enjoyed for its scenery and access to the river.
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13132.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 4.16′ N, 99° 19.289′ W. Marker is near Hunt, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is on State Highway 39 0.1 miles west of Cave Spring Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hunt TX 78024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Hunt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hunt Japonica Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Sherman's Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Henderson Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Ingram (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Dowdy Tragedy of 1878 (approx. 6 miles away); Mary Ann Kent Byas Chambers Morriss (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sunset Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hunt.
Also see . . .
1. Guadalupe River. The name Guadalupe, or Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, has been applied to the present river, at least in its lower course, since 1689, when the stream was so named by Alonso De León.Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Hunt, Texas. The area was settled in the late 1850s by people moving west from Kerrville up the Guadalupe River valley in search of available farm and ranch land. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.