Captain Charles Schreiner
Kerr County, Texas
30 02.765' N 99 08.406' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Earl Garrett Street and Water Street. Go 1/2 block north on Earl Garrett Street. The marker is on the left (west) side of the street.
Text: (1838 - 1927) Enterprising businessman. Born in France. Moved (1852) to U.S. with parents. Served with distinction in Texas Rangers, 1854-1857. Fought with Confederacy in Civil War. In 1869 began general store in Kerrville. Activities expanded to include banking, ranching, and marketing wool and mohair. He also started one of first wool and mohair warehouses in Texas. By 1900 he owned 600,000 acres of land, and by 1945 his country store was one of most progressive in the southwest. Among his many philanthropic activities was the founding of Schreiner Institute (College).