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JUNCTION, TEXAS

"The Front Porch of the West"

Kimble County Seat, Texas Hill Country

3029'23"N 9946'17"W (30.489772, -99.771335)

I-10 , U.S. 83 and U.S. 377
98 Miles SE of San Angelo
140 miles W of Austin

52 miles NW of Kerrville
115 miles NW of San Antonio on I-10

57 miles E of Sonora
203 miles E of Fort Stockton on I-10

31 miles S of Menard
102 miles N of Uvalde on U.S. 83

45 miles SW of Mason
46 miles NE Rocksprings on U.S. 377

At the Junction of the North and South Llano Rivers
ZIP code 76849
Area code 325
Population: 2,404 est. (2019)
2,574 (2010) 2,618 (2000) 2,654 (1990)

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1949 view of Junction, Texas and South Llano Bridge
View of Junction and South Llano Bridge in 1949
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

Kimble County was named after Alamo defender Geo. C. Kimble. Originally the County Seat was the short-lived (and often flooded) town of Kimbleville. See Kimble County Courthouse

Junction was here before I-10. A fact that is made evident by the abundance of 50s style motels. It's a comfortable place and lives up to its billing as "Front Porch of the West."

Junction gets its name, not from the intersecting highways, but from the merging of the North and South Llano Rivers. Spring-fed and clear, these rivers offer excellent canoeing and fishing as well as tubing and wading.

Real Estate prices are attractive enough to consider a second home here.

Public school students from all over the county are brought to school in Junction. Texas Tech. U. has a branch in Junction which offers both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Junction Old Photos

Junction, Texas Attractions / Landmarks


1929 Kimble County courthouse, Junction Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2004
Kimble County Courthouse

Historical Marker: corner of Oak and S. 5th St.

Junction's First Waterworks

Predecessor of present city waterworks. Supplied water to homes and furnished power to run grist mill, cotton gin, and sawmill. Business leader Ernest Holekamp had canal dug in 1895, beginning at South Llano River, 1/2 mile south of Courthouse. Average bottom width was 6 feet, with depth of water from 3 to 4 feet. The system, named Junction City Milling Company, changed hands 6 times. It was purchased by city in 1928. Holekamp, who came to city in 1881, was first president of Kimble County State Bank and first mayor of Junction, 1927.
1970

1892 Kimble County Jail, Junction, Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2006
Kimble County Jail
N. 5th and Pecan St.


Kimble County Historical Museum
Corner of 4th and College Sts.325-446-4219

Junction Texas City Hall
Junction Texas City Hall
Photo courtesy Michael Hattrick, May 2003


Junction Tx - Texan Theatre
The Texan Theater in Junction
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
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The South Llano Bridge in Junction:

Bridge at Junction, Texas old photo
Bridge at Junction
Vintage postcard courtesy Will Beauchamp


Junction TX - Bridge
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/


Junction, Texas bridge over  Llano River
The Bridge over the S. Llano River
TE postcard


Junction Texas bridge
A recent view of the bridge
TE photo, 2000


"The Junction 190' Thru Truss bridge is wrapped in tarps for rehab."
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007
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Junction, Texas Old Photos


Junction Texas 1935 gas station and  flood
The 1935 flood in Junction. Notice the old gas station
Vintage photo courtesy TXDoT


Junction, Texas 1920s
Junction street scene in the 1920s, showing two drug stores and the Cozy Coffee Shop.
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com


Junction, Texas old photo, street scene
Junction in the 1940s
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com


V Bar H ranch, Junction, Texas
V Bar H Ranch in Junction
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
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Junction TX - Hotel Las Lomas
Hotel Las Lomas
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
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Junction, Texas Nearby Destinations

TX Coalson Historical Marker
Historical marker on FM 1674
about 3 miles N of I-10 W of Junction

Photo courtesy Mike Patterson, October 2014
The Coalsons:
Frontier Family Target of Multiple Indian Attacks

by Mike Patterson

  • Kimble County Towns & Ghost Towns

  • South Llano River State Park
    4 miles South off Hwy 377 325/446-3994

  • Fort McKavett State Historic Site

  • Lover's Leap
    West Texas has two Lover's Leaps. One is the precipice two miles from Junction in Kimble County, first written about by Grinstead...

  • Scenic Drive
    Hwy 377 S. Roadside park 22 miles S. has excellent view.

  • London TX - Dance Hall
    London Dance Hall
    Highway 377
    18 miles NE of Junction


    Kimble County TX - Isaac Kountz historical marker
    Photo courtesy MF Peck, August 2017
    Isaac Kountz Historical Marker
    "Killed on this spot by Indians on Christmas Eve, 1867..."
    On US 377 S
    about 2 miles SW of Kimble County Courthouse


    Junction Tx burger sign
    Junction burger
    TE photo, 2000


    Feeding geese by the river
    By the Llano River
    TE photo

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