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Historical Markers in Kingsville, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Kleberg 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 Kleberg County, TX (23) Brooks County, TX (12) Jim Wells County, TX (12) Kenedy County, TX (5) Nueces County, TX (106)  KlebergCounty(23) Kleberg County (23)  BrooksCounty(12) Brooks County (12)  JimWellsCounty(12) Jim Wells County (12)  KenedyCounty(5) Kenedy County (5)  NuecesCounty(106) Nueces County (106)
Kingsville is the county seat for Kleberg County
Kingsville is in Kleberg County
      Kleberg County (23)  
ADJACENT TO KLEBERG COUNTY
      Brooks County (12)  
      Jim Wells County (12)  
      Kenedy County (5)  
      Nueces County (106)  
 
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1Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 664 — Camp Kingsville, U.S.A.(1915 - 1917)
Established in September 1915 by Lt. Joseph Dorst Patch, acting under orders of the United States Army during the troubles on the Mexican border. This camp served as the operational base for companies K, L and M of the 26th Infantry, U.S. Army. . . . Map (db m193173) HM
2Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 15961 — Chamberlain Cemetery
In order to better market and transport cattle from area ranches at the turn of the twentieth century, Henrietta King, owner of the King Ranch, and other ranchers joined to bring the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway through the area to . . . Map (db m205968) HM
3Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 6283 — Dawson Richard Murchison(Feb. 11, 1887 - Dec. 20, 1938)
Born in Bastrop County. A state game warden 1930-1938; stationed in Kingsville. He was killed on duty in Jim Wells County when he and other wardens caught men "spotlighting" deer. Married Mattie B. Wright, they had 5 children.Map (db m206865) HM
4Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 1485 — Englishmen in South Texas, 1568
Fifty-two years before the celebrated landing of English settlers at Plymouth Rock, in what is now Massachusetts, three Englishmen traveled this South Texas area. They were sailors who had gone to sea in 1567 with Sir John Hawkins, an admiral of . . . Map (db m201834) HM
5Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 13038 — First Baptist Church of Kingsville
In July 1904, the railroad reached the new town of Kingsville. The next month, twelve local residents, led by Bro. R. L. Pearce as pastor, organized a Baptist church. Pearce served until 1907. That year, members built their first sanctuary. Other . . . Map (db m192521) HM
6Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 13304 — First Presbyterian Church of Kingsville
Tradition holds that Presbyterians in Kingsville first held services under mesquite trees before formally organizing on January 8, 1905. That day, the Rev. A.H.P. McCurdy led several men and women in services at the Kingsville Lumber Company. . . . Map (db m192519) HM
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7Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 17830 — First United Methodist Church of Kingsville
The first Methodist worship service in Kingsville was on March 4, 1904. The Reverend C. S. Mills, a pastor from Corpus Christi, conducted the service with thirty-one attendants sitting under mesquite trees. Services continued in local businesses and . . . Map (db m192518) HM
8Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 2440 — Henrietta M. King High School
Completed in 1909, this school building originally housed all grades of the Kingsville school system. The site and funds for construction were donated by school benefactor Henrietta M. King (d. 1925), the widow of King Ranch founder Capt. Richard . . . Map (db m192522) HM
9Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 2954 — Kingsville Cotton Mill
Promotional efforts by William D. McNeill (1860-1925) of North Carolina resulted in construction of the Kingsville Cotton Mill on this site in 1921. Interested citizens supported the project with an investment of $150,000. Production began on Feb. . . . Map (db m192517) HM
10Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 2962 — Kleberg County
. . . Map (db m193174) HM
11Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 3355 — Mexican Activities at Santa Gertrudis in the 1830's
As a favored camp, important in Mexico's relations with early Texas. Visited June 1832 by Matamoros citizens on their way to compliment Irish settlers with a feast at Banquete Lake, 25 miles to the north. Gen. Juan Urrea camped here Feb. 25, . . . Map (db m193172) HM
12Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 4297 — Robert J. Kleberg Public Library
Begun by the Woman's Club in 1909, Kingsville's Public Library was moved to this building in 1927. B. E. Giesecke and A. W. Harris of Austin designed the Spanish colonial revival structure, which was built under the leadership of club president Mrs. . . . Map (db m195683) HM
13Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 12944 — St. Paul Lutheran Church
Kingsville's St. Paul Lutheran Church grew from early missionary efforts of the Rev. Frederick H. Eickhoff, an Indiana Pastor working for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod of Texas. It began in January 1912 as one of his several charges in the . . . Map (db m167027) HM
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14Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 5206 — Taylor Camp Site, 1846
In 1846 Zachary Taylor's army marched from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande. On March 10, 11, 12, 13, the four regiments in succession camped at this spot on Santa Gertrudis Creek. War with Mexico over the boundary of Texas began soon. The . . . Map (db m117527) HM
15Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 17612 — Texas A&M University-Kingsville
As the state sought to expand its normal college system to train teachers, local Kingsville citizens, such as J.N. Bigbee, Maria Toner, Charles Flato, Claude Pollard, R.J Kleberg, and Caesar Kleberg, demonstrated the town’s suitability for just such . . . Map (db m192500) HM
16Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 2949 — The King Ranch
Richard King (1824-1885), a Rio Grande steamboat captain, bought two Spanish land grants on Santa Gertrudis Creek and founded the legendary King Ranch in 1853. He brought longhorn cattle from Mexico and battled droughts and cattle . . . Map (db m192499) HM
17Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 2955 — The Kingsville Railroad Depot
Styled by standard plans of the builder, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad Company; erected in 1904 of locally made adobe brick, this structure is one of oldest in Kingsville. It has seen interesting events involving traffic during . . . Map (db m118021) HM
18Texas (Kleberg County), Kingsville — 3134 — Uriah Lott(January 30, 1842 - March 29, 1915)
Merchant, banker, builder of railroads to the Rio Grande. Born in Albany, N.Y. Came to South Texas in 1868. Chartered the Corpus Christi, San Diego and Rio Grande narrow gauge railroad in 1875. Later, reorganized it as the Texas - Mexican . . . Map (db m118032) HM
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022