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THE KYLE AUCTION OAK
Kyle, Texas

Jay Gould, the 19th Century railroad magnate decided that his International-Great Northern Railroad needed a station between Austin and San Marcos. He made a deal with property owners David Moore and Fergus Kyle and 200 acres of their former land was auctioned off in 1880 under the Kyle Auction Oak.

The Auction Oak is located inside Kyle on Sledge Street, about two blocks south of Center Street. Since there seem to be two distinct trunks, it is sometimes referred to as The Auction Oaks.
Kyle Auction Oak, Kyle Texas
The auctioning off of town site lots occurred under this tree in October of 1880.
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
Kyle Auction Oak historical marker, Kyle Texas
Kyle Auction Oak historical marker
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2009
The Kyle Auction Oaks, Kyle, Texas

The Kyle Auction Oaks in April 2001
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Kyle Auction Oaks, Kyle, Texas
December 2000
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See also The Kyle Hanging Tree
Kyle, Texas

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