Monday, April 13, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: K

 Eye on Texas visits K for Knickerbocker. It's an unincorporated community but I liked the name.

Named for Washington Irving's character Diedrich Knickerbocker by early settlers related to Irving, the community quickly became significant, being the most important community in the county aside from San Angelo. Agriculture was long the community's mainstay, between grain farming and sheep ranching. The first settlers in the area arrived in 1875, and the first townsite was established along Dove Creek; Knickerbocker's post office was established in 1881 and rebuilt in 1896 and 1936. The community was moved in 1889 around a nearby hill in order to have better access to water.

For any attractions, food, hotels, etc. you need to head to San Angelo.  But looks like Knickerbocker has that spare Texas rugged look.  

Kick Ass K


  1. Knickerbocker is fun to say. :)

  2. Huh. So it's not named for that basketball team in New York?
    Your explanation makes more sense.

  3. Nice to learn about Knickerbocker. I like your theme, too!

  4. Nice to learn about Knickerbocker. I like your theme, too!

  5. I bet you're the only challenger who used knickerbocker for your word! ;) Dani at News From Nowhere stopping by for the A-Z Challenge.

  6. Interesting to learn about different parts of Texas. We lived in San Antonio for a year, and really enjoyed it (besides the heat). Happy A-Zing!

  7. We live in a community. That's what Caneyhead is.
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge

  8. What a terrific theme! These are all great posts about Texas and I'm loving and saving that cornbread recipe!
    Great job!
    Heather M. Gardner
    Co-host: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part []

  9. Hi Joanne - how fascinating to learn there's a community of Knickerbocker .. if you'd said that to me .. I'd have thought of Knickerbocker Glory .. the very tall ice-cream goodie ..

    So interesting and then to read there's a basket ball team too .. cheers Hilary

  10. A beautiful sunset in Knickerbocker!