A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 02, 2012
Kerrvillite (inhabitant of Kerrville)

"Kerrvillite” is the name of an inhabitant of Kerrville, Texas. The name “Kerrvillite” has been cited in print since at least 1920. A Kerrville inhabitant has also—more frequently— been called a “Kerrvillian,” cited in print since at least 1873.

The slang name of “Kerrvert” (Kerr + -vert) has been in use since at least 1983.


Wikipedia: Kerrville, Texas
Kerrville is a city in Kerr County, Texas, United States. The population was 20,425 at the 2000 census. In 2009, the population was 22,826. Kerrville is named after James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution, and friend of settler-founder Joshua Brown, who settled in the area to start a shingle-making camp.

Being nestled in the hills of Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is best known for its beautiful parks that line the Guadalupe River - which runs directly through the city, its nearby youth summer camps, hunting ranches, and RV parks. It’s also the home of Texas’ Official State Arts & Crafts Fair, the Kerrville Folk Festival, H-E-B Grocery Stores, Mooney Airplane Company, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville Bus Company, and Schreiner University. The Museum of Western Art (founded 1983) features the work of living artists specializing in the themes of the American West.

27 February 1920, Kerrville (TX) Mountain Sun, pg. 3, col. 5:
Among the many old Kerrvillites that he met in that newly opened irrigated country were Eddie Heimann, Alfred Staudt, Messrs. Mittanck, Newton, Baxter, Wining, Wadlow, Polk and others.

19 November 1920, Kerrville (TX) Mountain Sun, “Catholic Church Notes” by Father Kemper, pg. 3, col. 2:
He telephoned to Father Mayl, president of St. Mary’s College, immediately after the game, to inform him of the outcome and to express his sincere admiration for the defeated Kerrvillites.

30 June 1922, Kerrville (TX) Mountain Sun, “Catholic Church Notes” by Father Kemper, pg. 3, col. 1:
Among the Kerrvillites who motored to Ingram, besides Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Schmidt, were Lillie Newton, Courtney Kaiser, Ruth Peterson, Alberta Power, Helen Nesbit, Ernest Norris, Jack Kent, Louis Wilson and William Saenger, and Leo Blanchard of Fredericksburg.

18 September 1947, Kerrville (TX) Mountain Sun, pg. 7, col. 3:
SENIOR PERSONALITY
Eunice Youngblood is a down deep Kerrvillite.

Google Books
50 Fabulous Places to Retire in America
By Ken Stern and Lee Rosenberg
Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press
1996
Pg. 262:
Kerrvillites are proud of their community and would love you to join it, and they very much want you to know it.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, January 02, 2012 • Permalink