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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kerr County, Texas

Clickable Map of Kerr County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Kerr County, TX (97) Bandera County, TX (52) Edwards County, TX (21) Gillespie County, TX (251) Kendall County, TX (86) Kimble County, TX (64) Real County, TX (21)  KerrCounty(97) Kerr County (97)  BanderaCounty(52) Bandera County (52)  EdwardsCounty(21) Edwards County (21)  GillespieCounty(251) Gillespie County (251)  KendallCounty(86) Kendall County (86)  KimbleCounty(64) Kimble County (64)  RealCounty(21) Real County (21)
Kerrville is the county seat for Kerr County
Adjacent to Kerr County, Texas
      Bandera County (52)  
      Edwards County (21)  
      Gillespie County (251)  
      Kendall County (86)  
      Kimble County (64)  
      Real County (21)  
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1 Texas, Kerr County, Camp Verde — 681 — Camp Verde General Store and Post Office
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2 Texas, Kerr County, Camp Verde — 682 — Camps Verde C.S.A.
Texas frontier regiment post office was established 1862, 11 mi. southeast and near old U.S. Post Camp Verde. Part of Red River-Rio Grande line of posts a day's horseback ride apart. The troops furnished own guns, mounts, but often lacked food, . . . Map (db m155442) HM
3 Texas, Kerr County, Camp Verde — 4748 — Site 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 m155392) HM
4 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
5 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
6 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 18239 — Center Point Christian Church
The Center Point Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been a part of the community and surrounding area for more than 135 years. The Church was founded by traveling Kentucky Minister Green L. Surber in 1879. His parents, Adam and Jemima . . . Map (db m157409) HM
7 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 9791 — Center Point School
Prior to the settlement of the community of Zanzenberg and Center Point, school was taught in shacks and homes. From 1873-1875, B.F. Johnson taught classes in the first school held in various buildings in the area. From 1876-1884, the Center Point . . . Map (db m157413) HM
8 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — Center Point Train Depot
The Center Point Train Depot was built in the 1920's by the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway. This depot was located on what is now Highway 27 and was on the north side of the Guadalupe River near where Hwy 480 and Hwy 27 meet. By 1875 . . . Map (db m225221) HM
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9 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 787 — Center Point United Methodist Church
In 1852, before there was a town here, Mrs. Henrietta Rees and her children came from Tennessee. Soon, she arranged for Methodist Circuit Riders to come to this area. One acre was bought for a Church in 1872 from W. G. ("Gabe") Cocke and his wife . . . Map (db m157398) HM
10 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
11 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 17882 — Mosty Brothers Nursery
A son of Belgian immigrants, Leander A. Mosty worked as a cattle driver and broker in Kansas before migrating to Kerr County in 1897. Sensing a market for fruit and pecan trees in the sparsely treed area, Mosty and his wife, Elizabeth (Bean), a . . . Map (db m157309) HM
12 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 16547 — N.O. Reynolds
Lieutenant Nelson Orcelus Reynolds was a noted Texas Lawman, born in 1846 in Pennsylvania, Reynolds served in the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1874, he enlisted as a Texas Ranger in Blanco County. Reynolds captured the Horrell brothers . . . Map (db m201964) HM
13 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 4275 — Rising Star Lodge No. 429, A.F.& A.M
Chartered on June 5, 1875, this lodge was first located in a building which was destroyed by fire in 1900, along with all the lodge records. Meetings were held in the Guadalupe Valley Bank Building from 1902 until the Lodge moved to this site in . . . Map (db m157384) HM
14 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 4920 — Site of Zanzenberg
Home of Dr. Charles De Ganahl (1824-1883), a signer of the Texas Articles of Secession in 1861 and Army Surgeon for the Confederate States of America. The home was erected in 1856 and named after Dr. Ganahl's ancestral home in the Austrian Tyrol of . . . Map (db m157341) HM
15 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 5131 — Stoneleigh Ranch
Missouri native George L. Leigh (d. 1901) moved to Kerr County in 1878 for health reasons. He opened a mercantile establishment in Center Point (3.5 mi. S) with James Sellers and later served one term as County Tax Assessor. In 1883 he purchased a . . . Map (db m157340) HM
16 Texas, Kerr County, Center Point — 12604 — Woolls Building
One of Center Point's oldest existing commercial structures, the Woolls Building was constructed in 1873-75 to house the mercantile business of George W. Woolls (d. 1876). Local contractor and stonemason Sam H. Wellborn built it of Limestone with . . . Map (db m157342) HM
17 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 m162821) HM
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18 Texas, Kerr County, Hunt — 2598 — Hunt Japonica Cemetery
The oldest legible tombstone in this cemetery is that of George T. Henry. It is dated 1872, sixteen years after the formal organization of Kerr County. The graveyard is located between the town of Hunt and the early community of Japonica. It has . . . Map (db m162822) HM
19 Texas, Kerr County, Hunt — 13132 — Schumacher Crossing on the Guadalupe River
Christian Schumacher emigrated with his family from Germany to Texas in 1845, the year he was born. He came to Kerr County in 1880, later marrying Sarah Brazeal Sublett and moving to land along the Guadalupe River, near the site of an Antebellum . . . Map (db m162817) HM
20 Texas, Kerr County, Ingram — 2436 — Henderson Cemetery(Two Miles North)
Howard Henderson (1842 - 1908) came to Texas in 1857. He was a survivor of the Civil War Battle of the Nueces in 1862, in which he and other Unionists were ambushed by a Confederate Force near the Nueces River. He later served as a Texas Ranger. . . . Map (db m159832) HM
21 Texas, Kerr County, Ingram — History of Stonehenge II
In 1989, Kerr County native Doug Hill finished work on the back patio on his Hunt, Texas property and was left with one extra limestone slab. As a joke, he offered it to his good friend and neighbor, Al Sheppard, who then accepted it and stood the . . . Map (db m175055) HM
22 Texas, Kerr County, Ingram — 14522 — Mary Ann Kent Byas Chambers Morriss
Early Texas pioneer Mary Ann Kent was born in Missouri (Calloway Co.) in 1827 to Andrew and Elizabeth (Zumwalt) Kent. Their family moved to Texas in 1830, settling in Gonzales. Andrew was a carpenter, farmer and rancher before joining in the fight . . . Map (db m156148) HM
23 Texas, Kerr County, Ingram — 3593 — Nichols Cemetery
Born about 1805, Rowland Nichols settled in Kerr County where he served as county commissioner. Upon his death at the hands of Indians, Nichols was buried, as he wished, under a live oak tree on his farm on April 11, 1859. This site became a . . . Map (db m156146) HM
24 Texas, Kerr County, Ingram — 3753 — Old Ingram
Settlers began arriving in this vicinity prior to the Civil War. In 1879 the Reverend J.C.W. Ingram, a  Church of Christ minister from California, bought the land at this site from pioneer settler Abner McWhorter Morriss. Ingram soon opened a . . . Map (db m156149) HM
25 Texas, Kerr County, Ingram — 4886 — Site of Sherman's Mill
A pioneer Kerr County water-powered mill located near Kelly Creek-Guadalupe River confluence. It ground corn, sawed lumber, ginned cotton. Built in 1870s by John Sherman, it was in use until destroyed by flood in 1932. Sherman, his wife, and 8 . . . Map (db m162813) HM
26 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
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27 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 18621 — Beitel Lumberyard
When the SA&AP Railroad made Kerrville the last stop on their line, Frank J. Beitel, owner of several lumberyards in San Antonio, bought land in Kerrville in 1889 to open a lumberyard. With Kerr County's variety of trees and community growth, the . . . Map (db m162375) HM
28 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Bocock Civil War Cannon
This Civil War cannon was donated to the Kerr County Courthouse by Charles William Bocock III May 8, 2000. Dedicated to all of the men and women of Kerr County throughout the years who have served the State of Texas and the United States of . . . Map (db m163819) WM
29 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 16 — Boeckmann Recreation Hall (1909)715 Water Street
Erected for Capt. Charles Schreiner by Davey & Schott, contractors in 1909, this building became home to William Boeckmann & Co. who operates primarily as a pool hall. Said to be the town's first jeweler, A.E. Self, moved here in 1919 after . . . Map (db m162501) HM
30 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 527 — Brown Cemetery
During the late 1840s, Joshua D. Brown (1816-1876) traveled from Gonzales and established a cypress shingle mill on the site of what is now Kerrville. This cemetery dates from 1872, when Brown's nephew, Thomas Goss was buried here. The graves of . . . Map (db m159743) HM
31 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 710 — Captain Charles Schreiner(1838 - 1927
Enterprising businessman. Born in France. Moved (1852) to U.S. with parents. Served with distinction in Texas Rangers, 1854-1857. Fought with confederacy in Civil War. In 1869 began General Store in Kerrville. Activities expanded to include . . . Map (db m162433) HM
32 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 711 — Captain Charles Schreiner Home
Chas. Schreiner moved from Turtle Creek Ranch to a lumber house on this site in 1869. In 1879 Herman Stieler built the south portion of this rock house. Remainder of structure and decorative rock work was completed in 1895. Bought by Masonic Lodge . . . Map (db m188433) HM
33 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 724 — Captain Joseph A. Tivy
In 1837 Joseph A. Tivy (1818-92) and his two sisters came to Texas from Canada. After serving as a Texas Ranger, Tivy joined his sisters in the California Gold Rush of 1849. There they operated a hotel and he later served in the State Legislature. . . . Map (db m162326) HM
34 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Charles A. Schreiner
Charles A. Schreiner (1838-1927) was born in Riquewihr, France, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1852. He served in the Texas Rangers from 1854-1857 and the Confederate Army from 1861-1865. On this site in 1869, he opened a small store made of . . . Map (db m162522) HM
35 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 846 — Christian Dietert Mill
German millwright Christian Dietert built mills at Comfort and Fredericksburg before moving here in 1857. With the assistance of a young German miller named Balthasar Lich, he constructed a mill and dam near this site to serve the pioneer settlers . . . Map (db m158218) HM
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36 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
37 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
38 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 4 — Fawcett Furniture Building (1882)820 Water Street
The original building was a two-room pioneer homestead where local tradesmen gathered. From 1882 to 1904 this was the site of Walter E. Williams' "Household Furniture Store," where Willis Augustus "W. A." Fawcett worked for Mr. Williams in 1902, . . . Map (db m163820) HM
39 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 1644 — First Baptist Churchof Kerrville
Kerrville Baptist Church was organized in June 1887 with eleven charter members. Seven years later the name was changed to First Baptist Church of Kerrville. Originally meeting in a Union church with other denominations in the community, the . . . Map (db m162336) HM
40 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 1704 — First Christian Church(Disciples of Christ of Kerrville)
In the early 1880s a small group of pioneer Kerrville Women collected funds to build a Union church, and a small sanctuary was completed in 1885. Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and other congregations shared the building with the Christian . . . Map (db m162399) HM
41 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 14483 — First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville
Early settlers to Kerrville met for worship services in the Union church built in 1885. In 1888, seven charter members of the Presbyterian congregation received funds to build their own church. Through the years the congregation has grown along . . . Map (db m162525) HM
42 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 1840 — First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville
Presbyterians in Kerrville shared a Union Church with other denominations before a congregation was formally organized in 1888. A small wooden church built that year was replaced by this structure in 1923. Prominent features of the Beaux Arts . . . Map (db m162427) HM
43 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Floyd A. Cailloux
Floyd A. Cailloux (1913-1997), a native of Vinton, Louisiana, served in the United States Army as a Master Sergeant in the Sea of Japan during World War II. Cailloux was founder of SEMCO - Systems Engineering & Manufacturing Company, and . . . Map (db m162518) HM
44 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 22747 — Garrett Insurance Agency
Brothers William Gray Garrett Jr. (1888-1965) and Leroy Denman Garrett (1891-1981) returned from serving in WWI to start an insurance agency as a second job. From 1918 to 1933, their business operated from Capt. Schreiner's mercantile store where . . . Map (db m212693) HM
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45 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 17515 — Gatlin Site
The construction of the new Spur 98 bridge across the Guadalupe River in Kerrville in 2004 was the catalyst for an archeological investigation yielding an extensive ancient Native American site near this location. The site yielded an unusually . . . Map (db m162400) HM
46 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 22418 — Glen Rest Cemetery
On October 15, 1894, a group of Kerrville citizens established Glen Rest as a community cemetery near the Guadalupe River. S.H. Remschel sold a ten acre tract to directors A.C. Schreiner, H. Remschel, W.G. Garrett, B.H. Ross and Ed Smallwood. . . . Map (db m236937) HM
47 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
48 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 2309 — Gus F. Schreiner Home
In 1883 wealthy rancher and banker Charles Schreiner bought this land. His son Gus F. (1866-1962) later acquired the property. In 1901 Gus and his wife Huldah (Rummel) (1872-1943) erected the first floor of this house, called "Cedarcrest". "Mr. . . . Map (db m163828) HM
49 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 14000 — Guthrie Building
In continuous use since 1887, this building is one of the oldest in Kerr County. It is named for newspaper publisher Robert Guthrie, who was born in Scotland where generations of his family ran the same newspaper. Robert established the Kerrville . . . Map (db m162426) HM
50 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
51 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
52 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Joshua D. Brown
Kerrville began when Joshua D. Brown (1816-1876) convinced nine men from Gonzales, Texas, to join him making shingles from the plentiful cypress trees along the Guadalupe River. They first arrived in 1846, though the local Indian tribes soon . . . Map (db m162520) HM
53 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 18623 — Kennedy-Peterson House
This home was built in 1914 for seven-term Texas State Representative and Speaker of the House Austin Milton Kennedy (1866-1914), who moved here to assist with his struggles with tuberculosis. Kennedy lived here only three months and died on July . . . Map (db m162524) HM
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54 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
55 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Kerr County War Memorial
Dedicated In Loving Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice and in Honor of Those Who Served November 1991 World War I Sidney Baker  • Eddie Burleson • Edmund Caddell • J.A. Cowden • Randolph Davis • Leonard Denton . . . Map (db m195767) WM
56 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 2932 — Kerrville
Kerr County was formally created on January 26, 1856, and named for Republic of Texas soldier and pioneer James Kerr. Among the first settlers in the area was Joshua D. Brown, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Brown was instrumental in . . . Map (db m162422) HM
57 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 14213 — Kerrville First United Methodist Church
Beginning in 1854, area residents were led by Methodist circuit riders in worship services at various homes and in a brush arbor. In 1858, the Kerrville area was included in the newly designated Rio Grande Conference of the Methodist Episcopal . . . Map (db m162431) HM
58 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 2933 — Kerrville Lodge No. 697, A.F. & A.M.
Organized by Masons affiliated with Rising Star Lodge in nearby Center Point, Kerrville Lodge No. 697 was chartered on December 11, 1890. The 21 charter members elected Ed Smallwood as their first Worshipful Master. A two-story stone building . . . Map (db m162398) HM
59 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 2934 — Kerrville Mountain Sun
The "Kerrville Mountain Sun" can trace its history to an 1870s publication known as "The Frontiersman." Later called "The News," "The Eye," and "The Paper," the "Mountain Sun" was given its current name by J.E. Grinstead after he purchased the . . . Map (db m162428) HM
60 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 14386 — Kerrville Telephone Company
A.C. Schreiner and D.H. Comparette, Sr., started the Kerrville Telephone Exchange in 1896 with a handshake and $1,000. The first connection was between two Schreiner Wool Warehouses, and other businesses soon applied for service. In 1898, lines were . . . Map (db m182266) HM
61 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 14261 — Masonic Building
This locally quarried limestone building is a good example of late Italianate-style architecture. The facade features rough and smooth-dressed stone arched windows and doorways, stone quoins and a projecting pressed metal cornice. Charles . . . Map (db m162434) HM
62 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 22417 — Methodist Encampment Community
The Epworth League, formed in Cleveland in 1889, aimed to spiritually develop Methodist Church youth members. The Epworth Movement spread in Texas and a statewide league organized in 1892. From 1906-1919, the league met on the south Texas coast near . . . Map (db m237044) HM
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63 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 17312 — Mount Olive Baptist Church
Organized in September 1902 by Reverend G.W. Merriweather of San Antonio, the Mount Olive Baptist Church congregation first met in a small schoolhouse located on Paschall Street. The first structure was a small, white frame building but, as the . . . Map (db m162413) HM
64 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 16312 — Notre Dame Catholic Church
Originally organized in 1892 as a Mission named St. Mary of the Assumption, it became a Parish church in 1911 under Father Henry Michael Kemper. He moved the church to its permanent location soon after and established a school. In 1915, the church . . . Map (db m162334) HM
65 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 17552 — Notre Dame Catholic School
Fourteen visiting priests served St. Mary's Catholic Mission Church until 1911, when it became a parish church and Father Henry Kemper of Chicago became its resident priest. Father Kemper was ordained in 1910, when it was thought his death from . . . Map (db m236936) HM
66 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 12 — Old Kerrville Post Office (1936)228 Earl Garrett Street
This art deco hollow-tile and stucco building was erected on property purchased from the estate of Capt. Charles Schreiner. The architects were noted Texas architects, Allee B. and Robert M. Ayres of San Antonio. The building is unusual because it . . . Map (db m162442) HM
67 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
68 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
69 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 15351 — Order of the Eastern Star Kerrville Chapter #24
This chapter was organized in 1896 with 21 charter members and is the sister organization to the Kerrville Masonic Lodge. The first Worthy Matron was Mary Parsons and the first Worthy Patron was Ed Smallwood. Two members have held the highest . . . Map (db m162416) HM
70 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
71 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Piñon TreeCirca 1880
As you walk through the entrance gate of the Mansion, there is an old piñon tree on your left. This tree started as a seed planted by Charles Schreiner's son, Gustav Frederick (Gus). Even as a young boy, Gus, who would one day inherit his . . . Map (db m188437) HM
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72 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — POW-MIAYou Are Not Forgotten
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of the 22 Schreiner Institute attendees who are still unaccounted for and considered Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). Philip Anders - Army - New Hebrides - 23 Nov 43 Charles Bergman - . . . Map (db m237027) HM
73 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Remembering Pearl Harbor DayDecember 7, 1941
Schreiner Institute Kerrville, Texas The reveille bugle blew at 5:45 a.m. that Sunday morning. Breakfast formation was at 7:15 am. so we showered, dressed, made up our beds, and reported for formation duty. After the battalion was . . . Map (db m236939) HM
74 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 4486 — Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
Pioneer Episcopalians worshiped at the Kerr County Courthouse in 1881. In 1884-88, they erected a small frame Gothic church. The Rev. J. E. Hole served 1890-91 as first resident Rector; the Rev. Richard Galbraith, 1894-1908, as first permanent . . . Map (db m162331) HM
75 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 18622 — San Antonio & Aransas Pass Passenger Train Depot
In 1887, Kerrville was chosen as the last stop on the SA&AP Railroad. A wood depot was erected four blocks west of here to accommodate the large influx of travelers and trade. The original depot burned in 1913. Lumberyard owner Frank J. Beitel . . . Map (db m162377) HM
76 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 11995 — Schreiner College (Schreiner Institute)
Kerrville leaders began to envision a college in the early days of the 20th century. Negotiations with the Presbyterian Synod of Texas were pursued from 1904, when plans were made for an annual camp meeting that might one day evolve into a boys' . . . Map (db m237039) HM
77 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Schreiner University War Memorial
We Remember Schreiner's Former Students Who Have Died in Military Service to Our Country Left Panel Honor Roll - Class Years James Keith Aden 1937-38 • Philip C. Anders, Jr. 1939-41 • Louis C. Bailey 1932-34 • James C. . . . Map (db m237014) WM
78 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Schreiner Wool WarehouseLehmann's Store
The wall before you is all that remains of the Schreiner wool warehouse and Lehmann's store. The warehouse was built in 1894 by Captain Charles Schreiner and the building was sold to Gus Lehmann in 1937. Removing the front six feet, Gus Lehmann . . . Map (db m162485) HM
79 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Schreiner's Roses
Until 1929, the area where the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center is now located was the family's rose garden. The family loved roses. Over the years, as the original rose bushes died, they were not replaced; however, visitors and residents may remember . . . Map (db m188435) HM
80 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 17951 — Scott and Josephine Carr Schreiner
Whitfield Scott Schreiner (1888-1969) and Josephine Carr Schreiner (1893-1984) lived on Water Street in a home designed by Atlee B. Ayres. Scott was involved in many civic groups and businesses, including President of the Chas. Schreiner Co., . . . Map (db m157336) HM
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81 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — Sid PetersonHal and Charlie Peterson
Sid Peterson (1868-1939) was born in Lavaca County and came to Kerr County in 1882. As a youth, he worked cattle drives; and in his later years, Peterson became one of the most substantial ranchmen and landholders in the Hill Country. His sons Hal . . . Map (db m162514) HM
82 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 15810 — Starkey Cemetery
This burial ground began as a family plot for the James Monroe and Martha Adeline (Rees) Starkey family. The first burial was for their son, Jones Starkey (d. 1868). J.M. Starkey, who came here in 1854, was Kerr County’s first Assessor and . . . Map (db m162396) HM
83 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 13248 — Texas Lions Camp
Located on land once owned by Kerrville founder Joshua Brown, this has been the site of rehabilitative facilities since the 1920s, when the American Legion established a sanitorium here, followed by a United States Veterans Administration hospital . . . Map (db m162324) HM
84 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — The Fabled Bull Ring
You are in the midst of the fabled Bull Ring, where from 1923 to 1972 Schreiner Institute students who had broken rules could reduce the resulting demerits by marching the ring with bolt-action rifles smartly shouldered, observing silence. We honor . . . Map (db m237038) HM WM
85 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 17751 — The Famous Door Cafe
The Famous Door served the African American community in Kerrville for seventy years as a café, grocery store, and most prominently, as a dance hall. Henry Kelley established his café and grocery in the 1920s, at a time when Jim Crow laws . . . Map (db m162395) HM
86 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 18 — The Favorite Saloon Building (1874)709 Water Street
This was perhaps an early design by Alfred Giles, Architect. Constructed by F.J. Hamer beginning in 1874 and purchased in 1876 by William Heuermann, he opened a saloon and grocery. Later known as The Favorite Saloon, it was then operated by . . . Map (db m162505) HM
87 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 5392 — The Original Building of Tivy School
Captain Joseph A. Tivy, a Canadian born in 1818, settled in Kerr County about 1870. He served as Kerrville's first mayor and as a Texas legislator. He surveyed most of the Kerrville area and gave land for a city park. In 1890, he gave 16 and 2/3 . . . Map (db m162330) HM
88 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 5394 — The Pampell Opera House
Originally a frame structure, this building was completed about 1895. It housed the M.V. Gregory Hotel and store when local merchant John L. Pampell (1871-1958) bought the site in 1901. He converted the second floor into a 450-seat auditorium and . . . Map (db m158220) HM
89 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — The Schreiner Building
On this site in 1869, Captain Charles A. Schreiner opened a modest country store made of cypress planks. In 1879, a new building made of limestone blocks hauled by wagon from Comfort, Texas, was constructed to house the growing mercantile and bank . . . Map (db m162432) HM
90 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 5576 — Turtle Creek School and Cemetery
This schoolhouse and nearby burial ground originally served the pioneer settlers of the Turtle Creek area. The oldest marked grave is that of Miles L. Denton (1857 - 75). Also buried in the cemetery is Susan Elizabeth Bird (1866 - 87), the wife of . . . Map (db m159765) HM
91 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 5754 — Wharton Cemetery
One of the earliest settlers in Kerr County, William Watson Wharton (1799-1871) purchased 640 acres when he came here in 1857 with his wife Thankful (1803-1885) and their three sons. The family's cabin stood near this cemetery. Wharton's is the . . . Map (db m156375) HM
92 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — World War I Memorial
This park is dedicated to the memory of the men of Kerr County, who, answering the call of their country in the World War, gave their all, even unto death 1917-1918 A.D. June 1938Map (db m237041) WM
93 Texas, Kerr County, Kerrville — 12827 — Zion Lutheran Church
This congregation has roots in worship services conducted in family homes as early as 1898 and was organized in 1901 with seven charter families. The Rev. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Hans Ernst Ermisch, who also assisted Lutheran parishes in . . . Map (db m162337) HM
94 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
95 Texas, Kerr County, Mountain Home — 5150 — Sunset Cemetery
The earliest marked graves in this cemetery are those of James and Susan Dowdy's four children. They were killed by Indians in 1878, soon after the family migrated from Goliad. However, local tradition says the first interment is that of M.B. . . . Map (db m159871) HM
96 Texas, Kerr County, Mountain Home — 5324 — The Dowdy Tragedy of 1878
The pioneer family of Susan (1830 - 1913) and James Dowdy (1818 - 1900) moved from Goliad to Kerr County in 1878 and settled on Johnson Creek. Shortly after the family arrived, four of the Dowdy children Alice, Martha, Susan, and James were killed . . . Map (db m159833) HM
97 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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Dec. 8, 2023