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Near Putnam in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek

 
 
Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
1. Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek Marker
Inscription. Nearby Battle Creek was given its name in 1840 by a small band of men who had traveled to this area in search of hostile Indians. A fight took place near the creek when a raiding party attacked the group. Approximately twenty years later, cattleman John Hittson (1831-1880) established his ranch headquarters at the site of the battleground. The headquarters, used only when cattle were rounded up from surrounding lands, consisted of corrals, branding pens and a small shelter. It is believed to be the first ranching headquarters established in Callahan County.
 
Erected 1984 by Callahan County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2499.)
 
Location. 32° 22.958′ N, 99° 8.213′ W. Marker is near Putnam, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2945 0.3 miles east of County Road 425, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Putnam TX 76469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burkett Pecan Tree (approx. 1.5 miles away); Scranton Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Site of Scranton Academy (approx. 5.6 miles away); Military Telegraph Line
Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
2. Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek Marker
View to north
(approx. 8.7 miles away); Atwell Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Site of Callahan City (approx. 9.7 miles away); Callahan City Cemetery (approx. 9.7 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church (approx. 11 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Putnam.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker is a county marker, the Texas Historical Commission has assigned Marker Number 2499 to the marker.
 
Also see . . .  John Hittson. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 1, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
View to East Along Farm to Market Road 2945 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
3. View to East Along Farm to Market Road 2945
View to West Along Farm to Market Road 2945 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2014
4. View to West Along Farm to Market Road 2945
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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