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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. 15.5 miles south of Junction, Texas. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Kountz ( approx. 12.8 miles away); Vicinity of Bradbury Settlement (
Telegraph Store and Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Joe Henderson, April 29, 2011
2. Telegraph Store and Post Office
approx. 13 miles away); Kimble County Courthouse ( approx. 13.9 miles away); Kimble County ( approx. 13.9 miles away); Major William Addison Spencer ( approx. 13.9 miles away); Burt M. Fleming Memorial ( approx. 13.9 miles away); John Sterling Durst ( approx. 13.9 miles away); Coke R. Stevenson ( approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Also see . . .
1. Telegraph, TX. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Telegraph, Texas. Voices of the Texas Hills (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Joe Henderson of Wylie, Texas. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 59 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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