Kyle, Texas (Hays County)
In celebration of a new historical marker at the railroad depot in Kyle, the Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) will host a dedication ceremony on Saturday, October 8th, at noon. The ceremony, which coincides with the city of Kyle’s 142nd birthday, will take place at the Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center at 100 N. Front Street in Kyle across from City Hall.
The Kyle Depot was constructed in 1917 to replace an earlier structure that burned. It closed in 1965, but an award-winning restoration of the Depot, led by the HCHC, was completed in 2016.
HCHC member Patrick “Hoot" Gibson, chair of the Kyle Railroad Depot and Heritage Center Committee, said the city sponsored the Texas Historical Commission marker which designates Kyle Depot as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. “The city’s birthday event theme is ‘Kyle on Track’, which recognizes the city wouldn’t exist without the railroad,” Gibson said. “We felt it was appropriate to hold the dedication ceremony on the same day as the city’s birthday celebration, since the two are uniquely intertwined.”
Gibson said the public is welcome to attend the dedication ceremony which will conclude with refreshments.