“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Rankin in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Rankin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Henderson, August 21, 2010
1. Rankin Marker
Inscription. Made Upton County seat in 1921. Named for F.E. Rankin, who gave site for railroad station - the center of community life over and above its business dealings; was scene of cowboy dances on Saturday nights and church services on Sundays.
Home of Rankin Museum and of World Champion Rodeo stars Toots Mansfield and Allen Holder.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4200.)
Location. 31° 13.915′ N, 101° 50.577′ W. Marker is near Rankin, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is on U.S. 67 5.7 miles east of 349, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in a small rest area east of Rankin. Marker is in this post office area: Rankin TX 79778, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonels John C. and William F. Upton (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Benedum Oil Field and Townsite (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Town of Texon (approx. 9.1 miles away); Santa Rita No. 1 (approx. 9.1 miles away).
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Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Henderson of Marble Falls, Texas. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Henderson of Marble Falls, Texas. Photo   1. submitted on , by Steve Henderson of Marble Falls, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016.
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