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

Kyle, Texas Historical Markers

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By Larry D. Moore, July 24, 2018
Beef for the Confederacy Marker Area
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 10235 — Beef for the Confederacy
Throughout Hays County, 1861-65, as in the rest of Texas, beef production for the Confederacy was a major patriotic service. Leading ranchers, called Government Stockraisers, had the duty of supplying the Commissary Department of the Army. . . . — Map (db m120737) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 17342 — Bunton Branch Bridge
Bridge No. 44, now known as the Bunton Branch Bridge, is located just north of Kyle on a north-south section of road that parallels Interstate 35, a remnant of the 1915 Austin-Aan Antonio post road. The bridge crosses Bunton Branch, an intermittent . . . — Map (db m119646) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 15989 — Cora Jackman Donalson House
Cora Frances Jackman (b. 1853) was the daughter of Sidney Drake and Martha (Slavin) Jackman. Her father, a Confederate general during the Civil War and later a state representative and U.S. Marshal, settled his family in Hays County in 1865. Cora . . . — Map (db m120753) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 10267 — First Baptist Church of Kyle
Founded at Mountain City, 1872. Original pastor: the Rev. J. C. Tally. A dynamic congregation, this church within two months of its origin licensed (and later ordained) D. A. Porter as a minister; in 1879 demitted 26 members to form church nearby; . . . — Map (db m120743) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 10310 — Katherine Anne Porter(May 15, 1890 - September 18, 1980)
Katherine Anne Porter, one of America's most distinguished writers of fiction, was born Callie Russell Porter in Indian Creek, Brown County, Texas. Her mother, Mary Alice Jones Porter, died in 1892, and her father, Harrison Boone Porter (1858-1942) . . . — Map (db m120740) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 10288 — Kyle
Two antebellum settlements, the Blanco or Nance community (7 mi. W) and Mountain City (3 mi. W), provided the early population and business for Kyle after the city was founded in 1880. Fergus Kyle, for whom the town was named, and the family of . . . — Map (db m119647) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 10290 — Kyle Cemetery
Many people instrumental in the early development of this area are buried in Kyle Cemetery. Colonel Clairborne Kyle, one of Hays County's original settlers, buried his adopted son, willie Parks, here in 1849. Although Parks' interment is the first . . . — Map (db m119684) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 18617 — Kyle Pioneer Family Cemetery
Known locally as the Old Slave Cemetery or Kyle Slave Cemetery, the Kyle Family Pioneer Cemetery lay unnoticed and forgotten for many years, tucked to the right of the entrance to the Kyle Community Cemetery. The cemetery is the final resting place . . . — Map (db m119680) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 10289 — The Kyle Auction Oak
When Kyle was founded along the International & Great Northern Railroad in 1880, this giant liveoak was site of a public auction of town lots. The railway was given 200 acres of land by Fergus Kyle (1834-1905), state representative for whom the . . . — Map (db m120751) HM
Texas (Hays County), Kyle — 13939 — WPA Projects at Kyle School
Public education in the Kyle area dates to the Texas Constitution of 1876 and its establishment of a statewide free school system. Under this legislation, school trustees D.A. Barbee, D.J.B. Barbee and Captain Fergus Kyle founded the Summit School . . . — Map (db m119669) HM

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