Details for Captain Charles Schreiner (Atlas Number 5265000710)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5265000710

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Marker Number 710
Atlas Number 5265000710
Marker Title Captain Charles Schreiner
Index Entry Schreiner, Captain Charles
Address 216 Earl Garrett St
City Kerrville
County Kerr
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 486541
UTM Northing 3325897
Subject Codes Civil War; rangers; Business topics, general; military topics
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 216 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (1838 - 1927) Enterprising businessman. Born in France. Moved (1852) to U.S. with parents. Served with distinction in Texas Rangers, 1854-1857. Fought with Confederacy in Civil War. In 1869 began general store in Kerrville. Activities expanded to include banking, ranching, and marketing wool and mohair. He also started one of first wool and mohair warehouses in Texas. By 1900 he owned 600,000 acres of land, and by 1945 his country store was one of most progressive in the southwest. Among his many philanthropic activities was the founding of Schreiner Institute (College). (1970)