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Near Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Isaac Kountz

 
 
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
1. Isaac Kountz Marker
Inscription. Killed on this spot by Indians on Christmas Eve, 1876. He was 16 years old, and herding sheep for his father, Dr. E.K. Kountz.

A brother, Sebastian, aged 11, escaped. A posse and Texas Rangers chased the Indians to the Guadalupe River.

Young Kountz was buried in Junction Cemetery.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2613.)
 
Location. 30° 28.84′ N, 99° 47.147′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Rocksprings Road and U.S. 377, on the right when traveling west on Rocksprings Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vicinity of Bradbury Settlement (approx. mile away); Kimble County Courthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kimble County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Major William Addison Spencer (approx. 1.3 miles away); Burt M. Fleming Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Sterling Durst (approx. 1.3 miles away); Coke R. Stevenson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Colonel John Griffith (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
2. Isaac Kountz Marker
Stairs by marker lead up hill to a small monument.
Isaac Kountz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 15, 2012
3. Isaac Kountz Marker
Photo of small monument at top of stairs whose inscription has been defaced.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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