Talk:Kerrville, Texas

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I don't think the James Kerr this article is talking about is the lead singer of a hugely successful pop/rock band called Simple Minds, which is what the link directs to. If somebody could make a disambiguous page and redirect to there I'm sure it would improve the quality of the Kerrville article. I would do it myself but a) I have no clue how to do it and b) it's finals time so I can't take the time to figure out how to do it. Anyway Thanks! -ImmortalGoddezz 22:28, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Fixed it! Thanks for the sharp eyes, Ckamaeleon 00:29, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Census Figures[edit]

So it seems odd to me that the U.S. Census data is listing metric before U.S. measurements, no? Is this normal for the USCB? If not, we should change it. If articles generally are written to conform to the "topical" language, it makes sense that U.S. articles should list metric measurements after U.S. measures. (And for that matter, UK-related articles would list metric FIRST, etc.)Ckamaeleon 00:29, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Historical Marker Text. Useful?[edit]

I'm too busy to do anything with this now, but I found this at http://www.forttours.com/pages/hmkerr.asp#Kerrville. thought it might be useful to contributors.

Kerrville

Marker Title: Kerrville

City: Kerrville

Year Marker Erected: 1989

Marker Location: 800 Junction Highway, Kerrville at Kerrville City Hall.

Marker Text: Kerr County was formally created on January 26, 1856, and named for Republic of Texas soldier and pioneer James Kerr. Among the first settlers in the area was Joshua D. Brown, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. Brown was instrumental in naming the county for his friend James Kerr. The new county seat was named Kerrsville in May 1856 when Brown donated four acres of land for a public square. (The "S" was later dropped.) Early Kerrville settlers included Anglo-American pioneers and German immigrants. The area became an important cattle raising and shipping point in the 1870s. In an election held on September 7, 1889, the citizens of Kerrville voted to incorporate the city, and a mayor and five aldermen were elected later that month. Joseph A. Tivy served as first mayor. The town continued to grow. A city marshal was soon hired and a volunteer fire department was established in 1891. Also in the 1890s city water works and electric service were instituted. By the mid-20th century agriculture, medical services, and tourism had become the major economic concerns of the city. (1989) Incise on base: Kerrville Centennial Celebration - 1989 Ckamaeleon 00:22, 20 January 2006 (UTC)