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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Kerr County Texas Historical Markers

Camp Verde, Texas Marker (<i>detail view</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
Camp Verde, Texas Marker (detail view)
Texas (Kerr County), Center Point — Camp Verde, Texas
1856, Camp Verde was established as a military post to suppress Indian attacks on settlers. As suggested by Jefferson Davis, camels were brought to the camp as an experiment in providing transportation of troops and equipment. The experiment was . . . — Map (db m111277) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Center Point — 786 — Center Point Cemetery
The earliest known settlers in this area were Mrs. Elizabeth Denton and her children and slaves, who arrived in 1852. They were joined in 1858 by the family of Dr. Charles Ganahl, who named the new community Zanzenberg, after his hometown in . . . — Map (db m111264) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Center Point — Center Point, Texas
1852, a settlement began along the Guadalupe River half way between Kerryville and Comfort that became known as Center Point. 1856, residents met here to petition the state for a new county, then held the 1st meeting to organize the county . . . — Map (db m111274) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Hunt — 13037 — Hunt
Farmers and Ranchers settled along the North and South forks of the Guadalupe River in the late 1850s, forming the Japonica and Pebble Communities. In 1912 Alva and Lizzie Joy bought land at the confluence and named the central settlement that . . . — Map (db m38258) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 18779 — Barnett Chapel Methodist Church
This is the oldest African American church in Kerr County. In 1896, Jim and Josephine Barnett were instrumental in organizing the first religious services for African Americans in Kerrville. The congregation was named Barnett Chapel in their honor. . . . — Map (db m135111) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 18323 — Doyle Colored School
The Doyle School began as an African American school in 1909. The African American community raised $53 to move the frame building of the former school for white students after a new one was built. The land where the building was moved was donated . . . — Map (db m135123) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 1352 — Early Settlers of Kerr County(The Shingle Makers)
The earliest permanent settler at this point on the Guadalupe was Joshua D. Brown (1816-74), a native of Kentucky who came to Texas in 1830 and settled at Gonzales near a fellow Kentuckian, James Kerr, surveyor and resident manager of Green . . . — Map (db m111231) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 15837 — Great Western Cattle Trail
In 1874, Rancher John T. Lytle founded the Great Wester Cattle Trail, which became the primary route through which cattle came to norther U.S markets. The Route, also known as the Western Trail, the Dodge City Trail and the Fort Griffin Trail, was . . . — Map (db m135050) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 17715 — H-E-B
Charles C. Butt, his wife, Florence (Thornton), and their children moved to San Antonio from Memphis, Tennessee, in 1904. The following year they moved to Kerrville, where Florence invested $60 to open the C. C. Butt Grocery Store on November 26, . . . — Map (db m144008) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 12322 — James Kerr(1790-1850)
Kentucky native James Kerr, the son of a Baptist minister, was reared in Missouri. Kerr fought in the War of 1812 and was later sheriff of St. Charles County, Missouri. He married Angeline Caldwell in 1818 and served in the Missouri Senate and . . . — Map (db m111223) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 2929 — Kerr County
Formed from Bexar County Created January 26, 1856 Organized March 22, 1856 Named in honor of James Kerr, 1790-1850 the first American settler on the Guadalupe River. General manager of DeWitt's Colony signer of the Texas . . . — Map (db m111222) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 15842 — Old Spanish Trail
The Old Spanish Trail was a significant route from San Antonio through Bandera Pass, Camp Verde, Kerrville, Ingram and Mountain Home. For centuries, it was used by Native Americans, including Comanches and Lipan Apaches. Spanish colonists living in . . . — Map (db m143981) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 4748 — One Mile to Ruins of Camp Verde
Established as a frontier post by the United States Army, July 8, 1855. Headquarters in 1856 for 40 camels sent by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis to be used in a system of overland communication with the West, which proved impracticable. . . . — Map (db m111280) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Kerrville — 16257 — Penateka Comanches
The Penateka, or “honey eaters,” were the southernmost band of Comanches; their range extended from the Edwards Plateau to the beginnings of central Texas rivers. The nomadic Comanches followed buffalo as they migrated, depending on the . . . — Map (db m93509) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Mountain Home — 13503 — Divide School
The first school classes held in this vicinity began in 1882, in the home of a hired teacher. The only two area families with children paid the instructor's salary. In 1893, William and Lou Wharton provided land for a one-room schoolhouse to meet . . . — Map (db m122867) HM
Texas (Kerr County), Mountain Home — 5921 — Y.O. Ranch
Charles Armand Schreiner (1838-1927), a native of Alsace-Lorraine, immigrated to Texas with his family in 1852. He joined the Texas Rangers at age fifteen, and in 1856 entered the cattle business at Turtle Creek in Kerr County. He left to serve in . . . — Map (db m122870) HM

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