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

Ibex

 
 
Ibex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
1. Ibex Marker
Inscription. Oil drilling in the 1920s transformed this area from cattle ranches to a boomtown. In 1919, the Ibex Oil Co. drilled a successful well into the Caddo Lime Formation. Soon other drilling companies came and wooden derricks spread for miles. In 1921, Ibex sold their leases to the Landreth Co. Ed Landreth built a gasoline refinery, water-powered by a dam on Hubbard Creek. Lone Star Gas, Humble Oil and other companies built facilities and dozens of employee homes. Other families slept in tents or open pastures. In the 1920s, the Ibex community had a school, grocery, dry goods, hotels, cafes, and a central phone office. The post office operated from 1923-53 before the population fell. Today, foundations and smokestacks remain from the industrial past of Ibex.
 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17528.)
 
Location. 32° 40.982′ N, 99° 7.915′ W. Marker is near Moran, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 601 0.7 miles west of County Road 103, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moran TX 76464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moran (approx. 9.5 miles away); Cottle No. 1
Ibex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
2. Ibex Marker
(approx. 9.5 miles away); Moran Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away); Granville E. Waters (approx. 9.6 miles away); Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail (approx. 9.9 miles away); Rye-Caperton House (approx. 9.9 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moran.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ibex, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on January 2, 2015.) 

2. A History of Ibex. From the Shackelford County TXGenWeb website. (Submitted on January 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Town Site of Ibex image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
3. Town Site of Ibex
This view to the west on FM 601 shows the town site of Ibex on the left (south) side of the road
View to West Along FM 601 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
4. View to West Along FM 601
View to South of Marker and<br>Gas Refinery Smoke Stacks image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
5. View to South of Marker and
Gas Refinery Smoke Stacks
View to East Along FM 601 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
6. View to East Along FM 601
Smoke Stacks of the Lone Star Gas Refinery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
7. Smoke Stacks of the Lone Star Gas Refinery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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