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Kendall County Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Richard Denney
Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway Marker
Texas (Kendall County), Bankersmith — 5568 — Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway
In 1913 area residents raised money to build a railroad linking Fredricksburg to San Antonio. The 920-foot tunnel beneath this hill increased the cost by $134,000 and required five months of hard labor. It opened a faster trade route for area . . . — Map (db m25031) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Boerne — 749 — Cascade Cavern
Probably formed during the Pleistocene epoch by the underground passage of the Cibolo River, Cascade Cavern presents an interesting mix of geological, archeological,and historical features. It exhibits a combination of the joint and the dip and . . . — Map (db m46924) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Boerne — 2920 — Kendall County
Created January 10, 1862 Organized February 18, 1862 Named in honor of George Wilkins Kendall 1809-1867 Poet, journalist, author and farmer One of the founders of the New Orleans Picayune Member of the Santa Fe Expedition . . . — Map (db m111220) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Boerne — 2921 — Kendall County Courthouse
First and only courthouse in county. Erected 1869-1870, seven years after county organization. Many locally prominent men were associated with the structure. The first county judge, Joseph Graham, was appointed U.S. Consul to Argentina. The . . . — Map (db m111219) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Comfort — 15 — Treue Der Union Monument("Loyalty to the Union")
[Panel 1:] This German language monument, erected 1866, honors the memory of 68 men (mostly Germans) from this region who were loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Trying desperately to reach U.S. Federal troops by way of Mexico, about . . . — Map (db m34985) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Comfort — 15777 — Apelt Armadillo Farm
In the late 1890s, Charles Apelt (1862-1944) opened a unique commercial enterprise at this site. Apelt, a German immigrant, came to Comfort in 1887 and worked as a farmer. Here he encountered the armadillo, an animal native to the Americas, and . . . — Map (db m111283) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Comfort — 998 — Comfort Community Church
Dedicated in 1892, this Gothic revival building first served the Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinde (German Evangelical Congregation), founded the previous year by the Rev. Frederick Bauer. The bell tower was added about 1898. For over 50 years, the . . . — Map (db m111298) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Comfort — 17739 — Comfort School
Comfort was founded by a group of German immigrants in 1854. By 1856, there were enough children in the area to warrant a public school and a one-room log cabin was built on Michael Lindner’s lot no. 258 with some classes held in homes. The . . . — Map (db m111290) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Comfort — The Founding Freethinkers(Deutsche Freidenker)
From 1845 to 1861 large numbers of German Freethinkers immigrated to the Texas Hill Country. Freethinkers were predominantly German intellectuals who advocated reason and democracy over religious and political autocracy. Many had been active in the . . . — Map (db m111292) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Comfort — 5343 — The Gass Schmiede
This limestone-block building was built in 1890 as a blacksmith shop ("schmiede") for Jacob Gass (1845-1913). Rock mason J. Gottlieb Lorbeer worked on the lower level for almost a year, walking to the job each week from Sisterdale (15 mi. E). The . . . — Map (db m111299) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Fredericksburg — Welcome to the Old Tunnel
From May to October, Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area is home to about 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats and 3,000 Cave myotis bats. Each night during this time, the bats spiral upwards once or twice outside the tunnel entrance before streaming . . . — Map (db m71923) HM
Texas (Kendall County), Kendalia — 2169 — George Wilkins KendallC.S.A. Home Front Producer — (1809 - 1867)
A molder of world opinion. His theme: Greatness of Texas. Born in New Hampshire. Learned printing and worked in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. With Francis A. Lumsden, in 1837 founded New Orleans Picayune. Joined the Texan-Santa Fe . . . — Map (db m47507) HM

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