Shiner in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1887, Henry B. Shiner donated land for a railroad and the building of a town, which later became known as Shiner. For a short while, the area was known as New Half Moon. Once the Aransas Pass Railroad switch was constructed on Shiner's land, transportation bypassed Half Moon and the town's activity and population slowly decreased. Half Moon continued to play a significant role in the economic, political and social life of the people in the area with a number of events such as a rabbit hunt and a 4th of July celebration.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16962.)
Location. 29° 26.112′ N, 97° 11.902′ W. Marker is in Shiner, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 533 and County Route 342, on the left when traveling south on County Route 533. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiner TX 77984, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herder Half Moon Place (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spoetzl Brewery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kaspar Wire Works (approx. 2 miles away); Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cuero I Archeological District (approx. 10.9 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 11.4 miles away); Concrete College (1865 - 1881) (approx. 14.8 miles away).
Categories. • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.