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Shiner in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Herder Half Moon Place

 
 
Herder Half Moon Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 30, 2012
1. Herder Half Moon Place Marker
Inscription. This Greek revival home (200 yds. N) was built in the 1880s by George Herder (1818-1887), veteran of the Texas Revolution and pioneer farmer and rancher in the Half Moon community. A son, William (d. 1940), later ran a butcher shop and farmed the land, opening the house to travelers in need of a place to rest. Owned by members of the Herder family for over 100 years, the house and outbuildings are the only remaining evidence of the Half Moon community.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982

 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2458.)
 
Location. 29° 25.723′ N, 97° 12.624′ W. Marker is in Shiner, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on County Route 533 0.2 miles south of County Route 342A, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiner TX 77984, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Half Moon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spoetzl Brewery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kaspar Wire Works
Herder Half Moon Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 30, 2012
2. Herder Half Moon Place Marker
View of marker in context
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Cuero I Archeological District (approx. 10.1 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, 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 408 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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