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JUNCTION, TEXAS

"The Front Porch of the West"
Kimble County Seat, Texas Hill Country
I-10 and Hwys 83 and 377
98 Miles SE of San Angelo
139 miles West of Austin
114 miles NW of San Antonio on I-10
203 miles E of Fort Stockton on I-10
At the Junction of the North and South Llano Rivers

Population: 2,618 (2000)

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Junction Texas City Hall
Junction Texas City Hall
Photo courtesy Michael Hattrick, May 2003
Kimble county was named after Alamo defender Geo. C. Kimble. Originally the County Seat was the short-lived (and often flooded) town of Kimbleville. See Kimble County Courthouse

Junction was here before I-10. A fact that is made evident by the abundance of 50s style motels. It's a comfortable place and lives up to its billing as "Front Porch of the West."

Junction gets its name, not from the intersecting highways, but from the merging of the North and South Llano Rivers. Spring-fed and clear, these rivers offer excellent canoeing and fishing as well as tubing and wading.

Real Estate prices are attractive enough to consider a second home here.

Public school students from all over the county are brought to school in Junction. Texas Tech. U. has a branch in Junction which offers both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Kimble County Courthouse
Kimble County Jail
Junction Bridges
Junction Vintage Images
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Junction Bridges

Junction, Texas bridge over  Llano River
The Bridge over the S. Llano River
TE postcard
1949 view of Junction, Texas and South Llano Bridge
View of Junction and South Llano Bridge in 1949
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Junction Texas bridge
A recent view of the bridge
TE photo, 2000
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Bridge at Junction, Texas old photo
Bridge at Junction
Vintage postcard courtesy Will Beauchamp

Junction, Texas Vintage Images

Junction, Texas 1920s
Junction street scene in the 1920s, showing two drug stores and the Cozy Coffee Shop. Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
Junction, Texas old photo, street scene
Junction in the 1940s
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
V Bar H ranch, Junction, Texas
V Bar H Ranch in Junction
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Junction Texas 1935 gas station and  flood
The 1935 flood in Junction. Notice the old gas station
Vintage photo courtesy TXDoT
Junction, Texas Attractions/Destinations
Feeding geese by the river
By the Llano River
TE photo
Kimble County Historical Museum
Corner of 4th and College Sts.325-446-4219

Nearby Destinations
  • South Llano River State Park
    4 miles South off Hwy 377
    325/446-3994
  • Lover's Leap
    West Texas has two Lover's Leaps. One is the precipice two miles from Junction in Kimble County, first written about by Grinstead...
  • Scenic Drive
    Hwy 377 S. Roadside park 22 miles S. has excellent view.
  • Kimble County Towns and Ghost Towns

    Kimble County Seat - Junction
    Kimble County Courthouse
    Kimble County Jail
  • Cleo
  • London
  • Roosevelt
  • Segovia
  • Telegraph

    The entire County is served by the Kimble County Chamber of Commerce at 402 Main Street in Junction. Phone: 1-800-546-2534.

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    The Texan Theater in Junction
    TE photo, 2000
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    Junction burger
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