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Cline in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cline Community

(½ mi. S. of this site)

 
 
Cline Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, November 25, 2014
1. Cline Community Marker
Inscription. First settler, Celeste Pingenot came to this area in 1870. He built first house on south bank of Turkey Creek, 1871. Established stagecoach stand, store and inn; named it Wallace. He was first postmaster, commissioned, 1878.

Community protected from Indians by small detachment of soldiers billeted at "The Spring," nearby.

August Cline was employed by Pingenot to operate store and stagecoach stand. When railroad came in 1883, built rock house and post office on north bank. Became postmaster. Renamed community, Cline.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 921.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
 
Location. 29° 14.529′ N, 100° 5.044′ W. Marker is in Cline, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 90 and County Route 212, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 90. Touch for map. This marker is located just west of the Union Pacific railroad crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Uvalde TX 78801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General John R. Baylor (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Cline Community.
Cline Community Marker site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, November 25, 2014
2. Cline Community Marker site
Turkey Creek is to the south of the marker and was a stop for wagon trains in route to California on the San Antonio-El Paso Military Road in the 1850s. As stated on the marker, Turkey Creek was also a stage stop for the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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