The Kyle Auction Oak
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 29° 59.286 W 097° 52.782
14R E 608066 N 3317994
Quick Description: The Kyle Auction Oak stands at 204 S Sledge Street. It was at this tree in 1880 that land was auctioned for residences and businesses, and the settlers of the area began to build the town of Kyle.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2013 7:48:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMJCT8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 7

Marker Number: 10289

Marker Text:
When Kyle was founded along the International & Great Northern Railroad in 1880, this giant liveoak was site of a public auction of town lots. The railway was given 200 acres of land by Fergus Kyle (1834-1906), state representative for whom the community was named, and the family of David E. Moore. Free rides were provided to the townsite on auction day, Oct. 14, 1880, and all business and most residential lots were sold. In 1881, the railroad gave 4 acres around the tree for a school, Kyle Seminary, which burned in 1889. The Alex Kercheville family now (1975) owns and preserves the tree. (1975)


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