Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Organized February 18, 1862
Named in honor of
George Wilkins Kendall 1809-1867
Poet, journalist, author
One of the founders of
the New Orleans Picayune
Member of the
Santa Fe Expedition
Most successful sheep raiser
in the Southwest
Boerne, the County seat
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2920.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 47.673′ N, 98° 43.844′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is on East San Antonio Avenue west of Saunders Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located between the old Kendall County Courthouse (1870) and the old Kendall County Jail (1884). Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East San Antonio Avenue, Boerne TX 78006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kendall County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Cascade Cavern (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Gass Schmiede The Founding Freethinkers (approx. 15.9 miles away); Comfort Community Church (approx. 16.4 miles away); Treue Der Union Monument (approx. 16.4 miles away); Comfort School (approx. 16.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is a bronze tablet mounted on a pink granite pedestal
Also see . . .
1. Kendall County History.
Lipan Apaches, Kiowas, and Comanches became the dominant tribes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and were present when Germans began arriving in the 1840s. The Meusebach-Comanche Treaty, signed in 1847, was to permit the settlers to enter Indian territory to settle and the Indians to enter the settlements. German immigrants established Sisterdale in 1847, Tusculum (Boerne) in 1849, Curry's Creek in 1850, and Comfort in 1854. (Submitted on December 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Boerne, the county seat of Kendall County.
In 1849, a group of German colonists from Bettina camped on the north side of Cibolo Creek, about a mile west of present-day Boerne. They called their new community Tusculum, after Cicero's home in ancient Rome. In 1852, Gustav Theissen and John James laid out the town's (Submitted on December 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. George Wilkins Kendall. learned printing at Burlington, Vermont, and practiced his trade first in Washington and then for Horace Greeley in New York. About 1832 he worked for a year on the Mobile Alabama Register, then moved to New Orleans. There, with Francis Lumsden, he founded the city's first cheap daily, the New Orleans Picayune, named after the inconsequential coin then current in Louisiana. The first edition, a four-page folio, appeared in January 1837. A humorist, Kendall filled the paper with light banter that increased its popularity. The Picayune prospered, and in time became a powerful force for the annexation of Texas and westward expansion. In 1841 at Austin Kendall joined the Texan Santa Fe expedition, launched by Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar. (Submitted on December 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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