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
Kerrvillian (inhabitant of Kerrville)

“Kerrvillian” is the name of an inhabitant of Kerrville, Texas. The name “Kerrvillian” has been cited in print since at least 1873. A Kerrville inhabitant has also—less frequently— been called a “Kerrvillite,” cited in print since at least 1920.
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.
15 July 1873, San Antonio (TX) Daily Express, pg. 3, col. 1:
Kerrville cannot be much more lively than San Antonio when two prominent citizens can hang for nearly a week in the suburbs of the town.
Seriously, the Kerrvillians are cleaning up a nest of murderers and are not much to be blamed for it when the delays and chances for escape are taken in consideration.
16 June 1923, San Antonio (TX) Express, pg. 19, col. 4:
Jim Thompson, Kerrvillian, who ranches and runs just about everything there is to be run in Kerr County, spent Friday in San Antonio.
13 September 1923, Kerrville (TX) Mountain Sun, pg. 9, col. 2:
Cattle Clatter in San Antonio Express, Sept. 12th: John Burney and Big Sid Rees, Kerrvillians of note, spent yesterday in the city.
14 December 1933, Kerrville (TX) Daily Times, pg. 10, col. 1:
J. Frank Dobie Tells
Yarns to Kerrvillians

21 April 1938, Kerrville (TX) Mountain Sun, pg. 1, col. 4:
Candid Snapshots at
Arcadia Thursday

Quite a number of Kerrvillians who were on the downtown streets early in the week will be able to see their pictures shown on the screen at the Arcadia Theatre Thursday, Manager E. H. Patton announced.
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What to call people from Abilene to Zimbabwe

By Paul Dickson
New York, NY: Collins
Pg. 127:
Kerrville, Texas. Kerrvillians to most, but musician and writer Kinky Friedman has called them Kerrverts. Writing in the Houston Post for March 7, 1991, he maintained: “I’ve often said about my fellow ‘Kerrverts’ that the only Jews they know in Kerrville are Kinky Friedman and Jesus Christ, which can be a little tedious at times.”

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

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