Near Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Settlement west of here was avoided due to fear of the Penatekas. By the 1840s, Texas Rangers had some success against the Comanches and in 1855, the U.S. Army’s Second Cavalry reduced raiding in the area; the division had outposts at Camp Verde and Camp Ives in Kerr county. Some of the Penateka Comanches were moved a year earlier to a reservation in what is now Throckmorton County; the group was later moved to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
Other Penatekas continued to raid the county sporadically through the 1870s. After the Red River War (1874-75), the Comanches were forced onto a reservation established by the 1867 Treaty of Medicine Lodge Creek. Reservation life changed the entire societal structure for the
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16257.)
Location. 29° 53.602′ N, 99° 6.302′ W. Marker is near Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bandera Highway (State Highway 173) and East Verde Creek Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in picnic area of Camp Verde Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 285 E Verde Cr Rd, Center Point TX 78010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One Mile to Ruins of Camp Verde (a few steps from this marker); Bandera Pass (approx. 2.4 miles away); Center Point Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Camp Verde, Texas (approx. 5.4 miles away); Center Point, Texas (approx. 5.4 miles away); Apelt Armadillo Farm (approx. 10.4 miles away); James Kerr (approx. 10.8 miles away); Kerr County (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Comanche Indian article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on April 1, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 4,938 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.