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Jourdanton in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Martin Abstract Company

 
 
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By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
1. Martin Abstract Company Marker
Inscription.  By the early 20th century the ranching industry that spurred the growth of Atascosa County had begun to wane, with many large ranches split into smaller ranches, farms and town lots. George M. Martin realized the importance of a company to research title in relation to the resulting real estate transactions, and he founded Martin Abstract Company in 1909. After Martin's death in 1917, the company was purchased in 1919 by A. N. Steinle, a Jourdanton attorney. His son, Glenn N. Steinle, owned and managed the business after returning from military service during WWII until his death in 1983. Following his death, the company has continued to be owned and operated by members of the Steinle family.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15990.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 28° 55.16′ N, 98° 32.79′ W. Marker is in Jourdanton, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Zanderson Avenue (Texas Highway
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By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
2. Martin Abstract Company Marker
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16), on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 712 Main St, Jourdanton TX 78026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atascosa County (within shouting distance of this marker); Atascosa County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Atascosa County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Atascosa County Jail (about 500 feet away); St. Matthew Catholic Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jourdanton United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Jourdanton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jourdanton Independent School District (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jourdanton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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