Captain Joseph A. Tivy - Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas
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Directions: from Kerrville take FM 1341 2 miles east to junction with road to Tivy Mountain - marker is at junction
Marker #: 5265000724
Year Dedicated: 1980
Size, type: 18 x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: Weathered; Repaint.
Captain Joseph A. Tivy - In 1837 Joseph A. Tivy (1818-92) and his two sisters came to Texas from Canada. After serving as a Texas Ranger, Tivy joined his sisters in the California Gold Rush of 1849. There they operated a hotel and he later served in the State Legislature. After returning to Texas in the late 1850s, Tivy fought in the Civil War, attaining the rank of captain. A surveyor, rancher, and Texas Legislator (1873), he served as the first Kerrville mayor in 1889. During his term of office he gave land for the city schools. He and his wife Ella (d. 1888) and his sister Susan (d. 1901) are buried on nearby Tivy Mountain. (1980)
Decimal degrees:  N 30.054185   W -99.119176
Degrees, minutes: N 30 03.251   W 099 07.151
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 488512, Northing 3324795
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