Moran in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The town’s name was changed in 1890 to “Hicks” and in 1892 to “Moran” for Texas Central Railroad president John J. Moran. By the 1890s, the community had a school and Baptist, Church of Christ, Cumberland Presbyterian, and Methodist congregations. A newspaper was begun in 1895 and bank in 1902. Incorporated in 1919, Moran was a shipping point for drilling supplies during the oil and gas boom of 1910-30. Today the area’s economy is based on farming, ranching, and oil and gas production.
Location. 32° 32.881′ N, 99° 9.827′ W. Marker is in Moran, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is on State Highway 6 south of Post Oak Avenue (Farm to Market Road 576), on the right when traveling north. 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 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottle No. 1 (here, next to this marker); Granville E. Waters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Moran Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ibex (approx. 9.5 miles away); Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek (approx. 11.5 miles away); Burkett Pecan Tree (approx. 11.8 miles away); Military Telegraph Line (approx. 12.9 miles away); Shackelford County (approx. 14.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moran.
Also see . . .
1. Moran, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on January 3, 2015.)
2. Moran, "The Town of Three Names". From the Shackelford County TXGenWeb website. (Submitted on January 3, 2015.)
3. Western Trail. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on January 3, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 6 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.