Kingsland in Llano County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1892, the Austin and Northwestern Railroad built a railroad bridge at the Llano-Colorado river confluence and a depot between the tracks in Kingsland. At the same time, the railroad company purchased this land from Mrs. N.J. King. The company started construction of the Antlers Hotel in 1900. The two-story wooden hotel, which opened in 1901, was designed to welcome railroad passengers, who could easily walk from their train. Hotel porches afforded views of both rivers, and guests could also stay in small cabins later built on the grounds. Visitors walked across the street to enjoy a park full of cottonwood trees that featured a pavilion with stage and dressing rooms. Behind the hotel, guests and residents fished in the adjoining lake, then called Crescent Lake. Pleasant and convenient, the railroad resort was frequented by tourists and well as business travelers.
As the automobile’s influence slowed rail travel, the hotel business quieted; C.E. Schults purchased the hotel in 1913 and later sold it to the Van
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15150.)
Location. 30° 39.621′ N, 98° 26.197′ W. Marker is in Kingsland, Texas, in Llano County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King Court and Pecan Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 King Court, Kingsland TX 78639, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKinley Coach (within shouting distance of this marker); The Antlers Caboose Rooms (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fisher - Miller - Grant (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hoover's Valley Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away); Longhorn Caverns Longhorn Cavern Administration Building (approx. 5.4 miles away); C.S.A. Salt Works (approx. 5.4 miles away); Early Explorers in Llano County (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsland.
Also see . . . The Antlers Inn. (Submitted on December 2, 2017.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.