OVERBY, TEXAS. Overby, located near the head of Live Oak Creek on Farm Road 743 in southern Karnes County, was first settled by Charles Overby, who bought a large tract of land and rented it to a number of cotton farmers. In 1908 he built a store, and a post office operated until 1910, when records were sent to Kenedy. A school was also built. As late as 1947 maps indicated a school and scattered rural dwellings. In 1990 only the place name remained.
Robert H. Thonhoff, History of Karnes County (M.A. thesis, Southwest Texas State College, 1963).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Robert H. Thonhoff, "OVERBY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvont), accessed February 05, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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