Details for Herder Half Moon Place

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5285002458


Marker Number 2458
Atlas Number 5285002458
Marker Title Herder Half Moon Place
Index Entry Herder Half Moon Place
City Shiner
County Lavaca
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 673556
UTM Northing 3256766
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Greek Revival (Architectural style); ghost towns
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Shiner, take US 90A west 1.2 mile take FM 531 southwest 1.6 miles
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This Greek revival home (200 yards north) was built in the 1880s by George Herder (1818-1887), veteran of the Texas Revolution and pioneer farmer and rancher in the Half Moon community. A son, William (d. 1940), later ran a butcher shop and farmed the land, opening the house to travelers in need of a place to rest. Owned by members of the Herder family for over 100 years, the house and outbuildings are the only remaining evidence of the Half Moon community. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982

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