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Near Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Stringfellow Ranch

 
 
Stringfellow Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
1. Stringfellow Ranch Marker
Inscription. Born at Old Brazoria, Robert Edward Lee Stringfellow (1866-1941) began his career on a cattle ranch at the age of 14. Soon he acquired his own herd. He opened a Velasco meat market in 1890 and provided beef for workers building jetties at the mouth of the Brazos River. Stringfellow’s ranch holdings here in southern Brazoria County increased to 20,000 acres. A philanthropist and civic leader, Stringfellow was an early builder and investor in Freeport townsite. After he was injured in the 1932 hurricane, his wife Nannie (Maddox) (d. 1971) operated the ranch and Freeport interests.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9596.)
 
Location. 28° 58.187′ N, 95° 25.391′ W. Marker is near Jones Creek, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 36 0.1 miles west of Old Brazos River Road (County Road 400), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the Highway 36 roadside picnic area. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Jones Creek (approx. 3 miles away); Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A. (approx. 3 miles
Stringfellow Ranch Marker in Roadside Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
2. Stringfellow Ranch Marker in Roadside Picnic Area
away); Peach Point (approx. 3 miles away); Gulf Prairie (approx. 3 miles away); Major James Peckham Caldwell (approx. 3 miles away); Henry William Munson (approx. 3 miles away); James Franklin Perry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jones Creek.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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