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

John Sterling Durst

 
 
John Sterling Durst Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 1, 2017
1. John Sterling Durst Marker
Inscription.
John Sterling Durst
Pioneer Minister
The son of pioneer Texans, John Sterling Durst (1841-1924) was born in Leon County. After service in the Confederate Army a sermon moved him to join the Church of Christ Ministry. When the Rev. Durst bought a nearby farm and moved his family here in 1883, Kimble County was still a frontier region. He preached in this area and on summer tours around the state. A respected leader, he served as county judge 1902-1910, and as county school superintendent. He was married to Adelaide Reed (d. 1874) and then to Lilla Kittrell and had a large family. (1979)
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 29.345′ N, 99° 45.971′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and N. 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of Kimble County Court House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Main Street, Junction TX 76849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coke R. Stevenson (here, next to this marker); Major William Addison Spencer (here, next to this marker); Burt M. Fleming Memorial
John Sterling Durst Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 1, 2017
2. John Sterling Durst Marker
(here, next to this marker); Colonel John Griffith (a few steps from this marker); Kimble County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Kimble County (within shouting distance of this marker); Kimble County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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