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

Isaac Kountz

 
 
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
1. Isaac Kountz Marker
Inscription.  Killed on this spot by Indians on Christmas Eve, 1876. He was 16 years old, and herding sheep for his father, Dr. E.K. Kountz.

A brother, Sebastian, aged 11, escaped. A posse and Texas Rangers chased the Indians to the Guadalupe River.

Young Kountz was buried in Junction Cemetery.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2613.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 24, 1876.
 
Location. 30° 28.84′ N, 99° 47.147′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Rocksprings Road and U.S. 377, on the right when traveling west on Rocksprings Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vicinity of Bradbury Settlement (approx. ¼ mile away); William Walter Taylor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marvin E. and Retta Ann Blackburn House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Junction School Campus
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(approx. ¾ mile away); John James Smith (approx. one mile away); College Street Church of Christ (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Junction (approx. 1.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Junction (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
2. Isaac Kountz Marker
Stairs by marker lead up hill to a small monument.
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
3. Isaac Kountz Marker
Photo of small monument at top of stairs whose inscription has been defaced.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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