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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Edwards County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Edwards County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Edwards County, TX (18) Kerr County, TX (80) Kimble County, TX (62) Kinney County, TX (39) Real County, TX (13) Sutton County, TX (32) Uvalde County, TX (46) Val Verde County, TX (43)  EdwardsCounty(18) Edwards County (18)  KerrCounty(80) Kerr County (80)  KimbleCounty(62) Kimble County (62)  KinneyCounty(39) Kinney County (39)  RealCounty(13) Real County (13)  SuttonCounty(32) Sutton County (32)  UvaldeCounty(46) Uvalde County (46)  ValVerdeCounty(43) Val Verde County (43)
Adjacent to Edwards County, Texas
    Kerr County (80)
    Kimble County (62)
    Kinney County (39)
    Real County (13)
    Sutton County (32)
    Uvalde County (46)
    Val Verde County (43)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Texas (Edwards County), Barksdale — 662 — Camp Fawcett
Opened 1928. Named for E.K. Fawcett, President, Southwest Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America. That area - Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, Maverick, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala counties - merged in 1943 with the Concho Valley Council. Main Hall . . . Map (db m161476) HM
2Texas (Edwards County), Barksdale — 1233 — Dixie Settlement(Forerunner of Barksdale)
Named for Camp Dixie, a Texas Ranger post near Military Road to Fort Inge (42 mi. SE). First civilian settler was Jerusha Sanchez, midwife for Nueces Canyon area, widowed by Indians in the 1870s. Next came Elizabeth Hill, whose eldest . . . Map (db m161485) HM
3Texas (Edwards County), Barksdale — 4841 — Site of Nix Mill(1885 - 1926)
Built by John L. Nix (1842-1915) to cut rawhide lumber, grind corn and wheat, and gin cotton. Upper floor housed gin; lower, grist mill. On east side was sawmill with wood furnace and boiler to furnish steam power. Furnace was fed cedar and oak . . . Map (db m161486) HM
4Texas (Edwards County), Barksdale — 14128 — The Pioneer Coalsons(Cedar Creek Ranch and Graves about 9 miles WNW)
Indians attacked goat camp of Nick Coalson on June 1, 1877; son Arthur, 10, was killed; Johnny, 14, wounded. Coalson escaped after 3 hours of hard fighting. One year later he lost his wife Alice, a daughter Etta Elizabeth (twin of Arthur), and . . . Map (db m161487) HM
5Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 1400 — Edwards County
Atop the Edwards Plateau, extending into the scenic Nueces Valley. Angora goat capital of the world. The economy is based on ranching. Wild game is abundant. Created in 1858 and organized 1883 from old Bexar district. Named for Haden Edwards . . . Map (db m122862) HM
6Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 1401 — Edwards County
. . . Map (db m161475) HM
7Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 1402 — Edwards County Courthouse
Late Victorian structure of rusticated limestone, quarried in Southwest Texas. Contractors were Davey and Schott, of Kerrville, 1891. Roof was damaged by 1927 storm that killed 70 people. It was afterward restored. Recorded Texas Historic . . . Map (db m122857) HM
8Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 11854 — First Baptist Church of Rocksprings
In 1893, an early year in the community's history, a small group of seven organized the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Rocksprings. The church disbanded after a few years, but was reborn as Rocksprings Baptist Church in 1898. Seventeen . . . Map (db m161304) HM
9Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 1768 — First Methodist ChurchOf Rocksprings
This congregation traces its beginning to organized religious gatherings led by the Rev. D. O. McAllister in a schoolhouse located on property owned by Mary Buswell in 1893. Early worship services were also held in a public schoolhouse and in the . . . Map (db m122864) HM
10Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 2186 — Gilmer Hotel
Built in 1916 by Jesse Walter Gilmer (1883-1961), the two-story Gilmer Hotel was originally wooden, with an upper gallery on the east and south sides. It was frequented by traveling salesmen as well as local ranchers and other visitors. The dining . . . Map (db m143115) HM
11Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 2418 — Headquarters, American Angora Goat Breeders' Assn.
Formed in Missouri, 1898. Moved to Texas, 1924; to Rocksprings, 1926. Houses complete records on Angora Goats registered in U.S. Pictures of breeders and champion goats on display. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965Map (db m122866) HM
12Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 3182 — Mackenzie Trail(Merged at this Point Into SH 55)
When the U.S. Army built Forts Clark (70 mi. SW) and McKavett (90 mi. NE) in 1852, this frontier trail connected the posts. After Fort Concho was established in 1867, the trail was extended farther north, to present San Angelo. It was later named . . . Map (db m161473) HM
13Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 3702 — Old Carson Store
First stone store in town; built 1920-21 by G. M. Carson, merchant. His 1904 general store (on this site) was for years only establishment in county selling caskets. Present store withstood 1927 tornado that killed 72 here; is still owned by the . . . Map (db m122858) HM
14Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 4328 — Rocksprings Cemetery
The town of Rocksprings traces its beginnings to 1889, when J.R. Sweeten dug the first water well in the area to serve new settlers. Three years later, in 1892, Sweeten donated two acres of land to be used as a community cemetery. There were . . . Map (db m143117) HM
15Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 11855 — Rocksprings Telephone Company(Southwest Texas Telephone Company)
Local businessman Street Gilmer and D. H. Comparette of Kerrville built a long distance telephone line from Rocksprings to Kerrville in 1898. They installed the town's first telephone in Newton & Smart's store. The phone was later moved to Gilmer's . . . Map (db m122856) HM
16Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 4880 — Site of Rocksprings' First School Building
First school session in new town of Rocksprings was held in a frame house surrounded by a strong rock wall, in winter of 1891-92. Teachers were a Mr. Cole and a Mr. Vaughn (whose strong voice served instead of a bell to call "Books"). Pupils came . . . Map (db m161305) HM
17Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — 5417 — The Rock Spring
Known to early Texans as one inch flow of water out of rocks. Site of a camp for travelers and freighters. Occupants of land around the spring included W. J. Greer, with a sheep camp, 1882; Francis Winans, with a cattle and sheep ranch, 1884; . . . Map (db m161474) HM
18Texas (Edwards County), Rocksprings — The Sesquicentennial Committee Erects This Marker
July 4, 1986 in honor of all our citizens who have rendered service to Edwards County, Texas, created from Bexar District in 1858. Organized 1883.Map (db m122860) WM
 
May. 18, 2021