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Karnes City, Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
Karnes City Marker
Texas (Karnes County), Karnes City — 2900 — Karnes City
Seat of Karnes County; was founded in Christmas season, 1890, when a partnership headed by Otto Buchel bought 1,000 acres of land from J. L. Calvert for $5 an acre. The tract was near the geographic center of the county and adjoined the right-of-way . . . — Map (db m131922) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Karnes City — 6073 — Karnes County
Formed from Bexar County Created February 4, 1854 Organized February 27, 1854 Named in honor of Henry Wax Karnes 1812-1840 Conspicuous for gallantry at storming of Bexar Commanded a company at San Jacinto Texas Ranger . . . — Map (db m121656) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Karnes City — 2902 — Karnes County Courthouse
In 1854 Karnes County erected its first courthouse in the county seat of Helena, an important stage stop between San Antonio and Goliad. The original courthouse was destroyed in a storm about 1865 and a new stone courthouse was built in Helena in . . . — Map (db m121652) HM

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