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KIMBLE COUNTY, TEXAS

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    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
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  • London
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  • Roosevelt
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  • TX Kimble County 1907 Postal Map
    Kimble County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Kimble County 1920s Map
    Kimble County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Kimble County 1940s Map
    Kimble County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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