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Near Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Telegraph Store and Post Office

 
 
Telegraph Store and Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Henderson, April 29, 2011
1. Telegraph Store and Post Office Marker
Inscription.  This Kimble County landmark was named for a nearby canyon from which trees were cut for telegraph poles in the mid-19th century. The store and post office were built about 1890-1900. The first commissioned postmistress was Ruth Holmes in 1900. For many years this has been the stopover place for vacationers along nearby South Llano River and travelers en route to points south. The Telegraph Post Office was the Kimble County address of Texas Governor Coke R. Stevenson. The site retains the rustic charm of its early years, and has served the community for a century.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5219.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 30° 19.72′ N, 99° 54.41′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is on U.S. 377 1.1 miles north of County Road 120, on the left when traveling south. 15.5 miles south of Junction, Texas.
Telegraph Store and Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Joe Henderson, April 29, 2011
2. Telegraph Store and Post Office
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Gully Cowsert (approx. 12.6 miles away); Copperas Methodist Church (approx. 12.6 miles away); Isaac Kountz (approx. 12.8 miles away); Vicinity of Bradbury Settlement (approx. 13 miles away); Site of First Livery Stable (approx. 13.9 miles away); Old Rock Store, 1879 (approx. 13.9 miles away); O.C. Fisher (approx. 13.9 miles away); Kimble County Courthouse (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Also see . . .  Telegraph, TX. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Joe Henderson of Wylie, Texas. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2012, by Joe Henderson of Wylie, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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