Details for Claiborne Kyle Log House (Atlas Number 5209010291)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010291


Marker Number 10291
Atlas Number 5209010291
Marker Title Claiborne Kyle Log House
Index Entry Kyle, Claiborne
City Kyle
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 605909
UTM Northing 3315454
Subject Codes cabins, log houses; pioneers
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Kyle take Old Stagecoach Rd. SW approx. 4 miles
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Col. John Claiborne Kyle (d. 1867) and his wife Lucy (Bugg) (d. 1863), natives of Tennessee came to the Republic of texas from Mississippi in 1844. they built this four-pen dog trot log home soon after they purchased land here in 1850. Constructed of hand-hewn cedar logs, it was located on the Austin-San Antonio stage route. An active political leader, Kyle had five sons who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, including Capt. Ferg Kyle, for whom the town of Kyle (4 mi. NE) was named. The Kyle house now serves as a reminder of this prominent pioneer family. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982