The Kyle Auction Oak

The Kyle Auction Oak (HM29RT)

Location: Kyle, TX 78640 Hays County
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N 29° 59.285', W 97° 52.782'

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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 (1834-1905), 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.
HM NumberHM29RT
Year Placed1975
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 608066 N 3317992
Decimal Degrees29.98808333, -97.87970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 59.285', W 97° 52.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 59' 17.1" N, 97° 52' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 S Sledge St, Kyle TX 78640, US
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