Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George Wilkins Kendall
(August 22, 1809 - October 21, 1867)
A native of New Hampshire, George Wilkins Kendall was a journalist by profession. He was co-founder of the New Orleans "Picayune" newspaper in 1837. Kendall later wrote books chronicling his experiences with the 1841 Texan Santa Fe Expedition and the Mexican War. He moved to this area in 1857 and became a sheep rancher. His promotional efforts led to growth and development of the county, which was named for him in 1862.
Recorded - 1989
Sponsor: Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2169.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 29° 48.18′ N, 98° 44.361′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker can be reached from North School Road near West Advogt Street. The marker is located in the northwest section of the Boerne Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boerne Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured St. Helena's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Henry J. Graham Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ye Kendall Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Ye Kendall Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Main Plaza (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kuhlmann-King House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Dienger Building (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.