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Kimble County is situated in Southwest
Texas, 100 miles west of Austin. It was created out of a portion of
Bexar County in 1858 and organized in 1876. Generally speaking, the
surface is mountainous, but with broad and beautiful valleys lying
along the water courses, covered with a luxuriant growth of mesquite
grass, which affords pasturage the year around. The chief kinds of
timber are pecan, white oak, walnut and elm. near the water courses,
and live oak, cedar and shin oak on the uplands. Kimble is one of
the best watered counties in the State. The North Llano comes in
from the northwest, the South Llano from the southwest and unite
just below Junction City, to form the main Llano, which courses its
way in an eastward, direction through the central portion of the
county. The tributaries of the South Llano, above Junction City, are
Cedar Creek, Bailey, Chalk, Kyak and Big and Little Paint: of the
North Llano, above town, Bear Creek, Copperas, Mavnard and Bois
d'Arc. East of town are Johnston Fork, Gentry, Red Creek, James and
Devil Rivers. The facilities for irrigation are unlimited. There are
five steam pumping farm irrigating plants and one other small plant,
watering in all about 2,000 acres of cultivated land. All water is
supplied from streams. Raw lands are selling for $5 an acre,
cultivated lands from $10 to $50 an acre. The principal farm crops
with their average yields per acre are as follows: Corn, 25 bushels;
alfalfa, one ton per cutting, five cuttings each year; wheat, 20
bushels: oats, 50 bushels; rye, 20 bushels; milo maize, Kaffir corn
and sorghum, one to three tons each. Cotton ordinarily produces
one-half bale per acre, but the boll weevil has discouraged the
general planting of this staple. Peaches, plums, grapes and apricots
are successfully grown for home use. Pecan nuts are gathered in
immense quantities. Truck farming is successful, all kinds of
vegetables growing in profusion, but with no local railroad
facilities, little or none are grown commercially. Until a few years
ago cattle raising was the chief industry; this has gradually given
way to the raising of sheep and goats and to
Almanac and State Industrial Guide for 1910"; pub. by the
Galveston-Dallas News; 1910]
The county seat is Junction.
The county is named for
George C. Kimble, who died at the Battle of the
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