Historical Markers in
Kimble County, Texas

Bear Creek Settlement Brambletye Burt M. Fleming American Legion Post No. 237 Campsite of Marques De Rubi, 1767 Captain Gully Cowsert Captain William Walter Taylor City of Junction Cloud Point Coach Bear Bryant and the Junction Boys Coalson-Pullen Colony College Street Church of Christ Colonel John Griffith Confederate Veterans Reunion, Site of 1908 Creed Taylor Doom of the Outlaws of Pegleg Station Early History of Kimble County Fight of Sheriff's Posse with Cattle Rustlers First Baptist Church of Junction First Church in Community Copperas Methodist Church First Court in Kimble County First Court Tree First Murr Ranch First Post Office First United Methodist Church of Junction Fort McKavett - Fort Clark Military Road Hogget Home Isaac Kountz John James Smith John L. Jones Ranch John Sterling Durst Pioneer Minister Johnson Fork Colony Junction School Campus Junction's First Waterworks Kimble County Kimble County Courthouse Kimble County Jail Kimble County's First Sawmill Kountz, Isaac Little Mexico (Northeast Junction) London Post Office London Town Square Marvin E. and Retta Ann Blackburn House Masonic Hall Miller-Browning Colony Morales Ranch Near Route of Old Military Road O.C. Fisher Old Bear Creek Texas Ranger Camp Old Beef Trail Old Beef Trail Crossing Old Cloud Home Old Log Cabin Old Noxville School Old Rock Store, 1879 Pioneer-North Llano Cemetery R. M. Turner Family Reichenau Gap Roosevelt Schreiner Park Site of Creed Taylor Ranch Home Site of First Livery Stable Site of Four Mile Dam Site of Ivy Chapel and School South Llano Crossing Spanish Road to Santa Fe, 1808 Spencer, Major William Addison Stevenson, Coke R., Texas Statesman Teacup Mountain Telegraph Store and Post Office The Junction Eagle The Killing of Sam Speer The Oliver Pecan Vicinity of Bradbury Settlement Weaver-Bannowsky Cemetery Wooten Cemetery
In the late 19th century, Texas became known for its cattle drives, in which cowboys would move herds of cattle from Texas to railheads in Kansas and other northern states. The cattle drives were dangerous and difficult work, but they played a key role in the development of the American cattle industry.
Kimble County, Texas has a rich history that dates back to its early settlement by Native American tribes. The Lipan Apache tribe was one of the prominent groups in the region, using the area as a hunting ground for centuries. In the 1800s, European settlers began to establish ranches in the county, introducing cattle and agricultural practices to the area.

The county was officially organized in 1876 and named after George C. Kimble, a famous Texan who fought in the Texas Revolution. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kimble County experienced a period of growth and development. Railroads were built, connecting the county to other parts of Texas, which facilitated the transportation of goods and people.

The discovery of silver and lead in the county drew even more people to the area, resulting in the establishment of several mining communities. For a time, the county was a hub of mining activity, greatly contributing to its economic prosperity. However, as the mining industry declined in the early 20th century, the county shifted its focus to agriculture and ranching.

Today, Kimble County continues to embrace its rural character and agricultural heritage. It is known for its picturesque landscapes, including the beautiful South Llano River State Park. The county's economy is primarily driven by agriculture, including livestock, hunting, and pecan farming. With its combination of natural beauty, historical significance, and thriving rural lifestyle, Kimble County remains a charming part of Texas.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Kimble County, Texas.

  • 1850: Kimble County is created from parts of Bexar, Gillespie, and Mason counties.
  • 1869: The town of Kimbleville is established as the county seat.
  • 1873: The name of Kimbleville is changed to Junction City.
  • 1882: The town is officially incorporated as Junction City.
  • 1894: The name of Junction City is changed to Junction.
  • 1901: The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway reaches Junction, leading to an increase in population and economic growth.
  • 1927: A devastating flood hits Junction, causing significant damage to the town.
  • 1949: The county seat is moved from Junction to its current location in Junction City.
  • 2001: The Kimble County Historical Museum opens in Junction to preserve the county's history.