Junction, Texas

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Junction is a city in and the county seat of Kimble County, Texas, United States.[5] The population was 2,618 at the 2000 census.

Former Governor Coke Stevenson, who served from 1941-1947, was a native of Junction. A meeting hall north of Interstate 10 is named in his honor. Stevenson lost to Lyndon B. Johnson the disputed 1948 U.S. Senate Democratic primary runoff election by eighty-seven disputed votes.

The marksman and western entertainer Joe Bowman died of a heart attack in a hotel in Junction in 2009.

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Geography

Junction is located at 30°29′23″N 99°46′17″W / 30.489772°N 99.771335°W / 30.489772; -99.771335 (30.489772, -99.771335)[6], approximately 105 miles (169 km) northwest of San Antonio and 120 miles (193 km) west of Austin in central Kimble County.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2) of it is land and 0.44% is water.

Junction is named for its location at the confluence of the North and South Llano Rivers.[7]

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