Kimble County Historical

Kimble County Historical (HM1XVV)

Location: Junction, TX 76849 Kimble County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 29.331', W 99° 45.974'

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Early History Of
Kimble County

Created in 1858 out of Bexar County, Kimble County was attached temporarily to Gillespie County for judicial purposes. It was named for Lt. George C Kimble slain March 6, 1836, in the siege of the Alamo. The county was organized in 1876 and the first regular term of district court was held, spring 1877 under a live oak tree 1¾ miles north of here. Judge W.A. Blackburn presided, aided by Texas Rangers.
The first county officials elected February 15, 1876 were Will Potter, Judge; Frank Latta, Sheriff and Tax Collector; K. Kountz, Clerk; N.Q. Patterson, Treasurer; M. J. Denman, Surveyor; And William Graham: Attorney.
The County Commissioners were James R. Steffey of Precinct 1; Felix Burton of Precinct 2; H.E. Pearl of Precinct 3: and A. Vancourt of Precinct 4.
The first courthouse, a frame building erected in 1878, was destroyed, with all the county records by fire April 22, 1884. Commissioners Court passed an order on May 18, 1884, to replace the old building with a new two-story stone structure.
On June 22, 1888, this also was partially destroyed by fire and on April 11, 1889 it was ordered repaired under the direction of B.A. Davey. This building stood until replaced by the present courthouse in 1929. (1968)
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 426462 N 3373205
Decimal Degrees30.48885000, -99.76623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.331', W 99° 45.974'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 19.86" N, 99° 45' 58.44" W
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Area Code(s)830, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N 6th St, Junction TX 76849, US
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