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KIMBLE COUNTY, TEXAS

30 29' 24" N, 99 45' 0" W (30.49, -99.75)
Population: 4,423 est. (2016) 4,607 (2010)
Total area: 1,251 square miles (3,240 km2)
1,251 square miles (3,240 km2) land
0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) water

Kimble County Topics

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  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Kimble County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Menard County (N) Mason County (NE) Gillespie County (E) Kerr County (SE) Edwards County (SW) Sutton County (W) Schleicher County (NW)

    Kimble County History

    (from Historical Marker on courthouse grounds)

    KIMBLE COUNTY

    Jumano and Apache Indians inhabited region when Spanish explorers traveled across it in the 17th and 18th centuries, and were displaced by the Comanche tribe by the mid-19th Century. Area was under military jurisdiction of Forts Terrett (1852-54) and McKavett (1852-59,1868-83), which were aided in defense by the Texas Rangers.

    County was created from Bexar County, 1858, named for George C. Kimble (1810?-1836), who died defending the Alamo. Organized in 1876, with the county seat first at Kimbleville, then Junction in 1877. Haven for lawless element until the Rangers restored peace in 1880s. Ranching is primary industry, producing wool and mohair.

    Erected by the State of Texas - 1973
    Kimble County Courthouse


    Kimble County Jail
    Kimble County Courthouse
    Kimble County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Kimble County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Junction
    Book Hotel Here - Junction Hotels
  • Bear Creek Settlement ghost town
  • Cleo ghost town
  • Copperas ghost town
  • Denman
  • Junction county seat
  • London
  • Noxville ghost town
  • Roca Springs ghost town
  • Roosevelt ghost town
  • Segovia ghost town
  • Teacup ghost town
  • Telegraph ghost town
  • Yates ghost town

  • Kimble County Vintage Maps
    Kimble County TX 1907 postal map
    Kimble County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Kimble County 1920s Map
    Kimble County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Kimble County 1940s Map
    Kimble County 1940s map
    From Texas state map #4335
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Kimble County
    1936 Texas Centennial Marker
    Located on the courthouse lawn in Junction
    Kimble County TX 1936 Centennial Marker
    Kimble County Texas Centennial marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
    Kimble County TX 1936 Centennial Marker
    Kimble County pink granite Texas Centennial marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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