Front Porch of the West"
Kimble County Seat, Texas
I-10 and Hwys 83 and 377
98 Miles SE of San
139 miles West of Austin
114 miles NW of San Antonio
203 miles E of Fort
Stockton on I-10
At the Junction of the North and South Llano Rivers
Population: 2,618 (2000)
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
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
Junction Vintage Images
Attractions & Nearby Destinations
Bridge over the S. Llano River|
of Junction and South Llano Bridge in 1949|
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/
Texas Vintage Images
street scene in the 1920s, showing two drug stores and the Cozy Coffee Shop. Photo
in the 1940s|
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
Bar H Ranch in Junction|
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
1935 flood in Junction.
Notice the old gas station|
Vintage photo courtesy TXDoT
the Llano River|
County Historical Museum|
Corner of 4th and College Sts.325-446-4219
Llano River State Park
4 miles South off Hwy 377 325/446-3994Lover's
Texas has two Lover's Leaps. One is the precipice two miles from Junction in Kimble
County, first written about by Grinstead...
Hwy 377 S. Roadside park 22 miles S. has excellent view.
Texan Theater in Junction|
TE photo, 2000