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Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shackelford County

 
 
Shackelford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
1. Shackelford County Marker
Inscription.

Formed from Bosque County
Created February 1, 1858
Organized September 12, 1874

Named in Honor of

Dr. Jack Shackelford
1790–1857
Captain of the “Red Rovers”,
a company from Alabama which
became a unit of Fanninís Command
one of the few spared by the
Mexicans in the
Massacre at Goliad

Albany, the County Seat

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4647.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 43.019′ N, 99° 18.074′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 180 and U.S. 283. Click for map. Marker is located near the center of Spudder Park. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cook Ranch Oil Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Edward Nail, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson Warehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); White Elephant Saloon
Shackelford County Marker Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
2. Shackelford County Marker Inscription
(approx. half a mile away); Hartfield Building (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Shackelford County (approx. half a mile away); The Rev. John Brown, Clara Barton and the 1886-1887 Drought Relief (approx. half a mile away); First Producing Oil Well in West Texas (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Shackelford County. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 31, 2014.) 

2. Jack Shackelford. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 31, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Shackelford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
3. Shackelford County Marker
Shackelford County Marker in Spudder Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
4. Shackelford County Marker in Spudder Park
View Towards US 180 / US 283 Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
5. View Towards US 180 / US 283 Intersection
View to North Towards US 180 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
6. View to North Towards US 180
Cook Ranch oil drilling rig exhibit in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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