Kyle Auction Oak 0001
Hays County, Texas
29 59.256' N 97 52.785' W
During the 1870s the International and Great Northern Railroad planned to build a railroad between Austin and San Antonio and they needed to establish a town between the two cities. The area around the current location of Kyle was picked as a site for the location. Several people offered land town. The winning offer was made by Captain Ferguson Kyle and D.R. Moore and the town was named in honor of Captain Kyle. The town was surveyed and platted in less than a week. Under this oak all the lots in the town were auctioned in less than a week.
Species: Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)