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Channing in Hartley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

XIT General Office

 
 
XIT General Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. XIT General Office Marker
Inscription. Built in 1898-99 to house the general offices of the 3,000,000-acre XIT Ranch, this building served that purpose until 1912. Five railroad cars of bricks were brought in to construct the house, which features Victorian-era detailing in its wraparound porch, decorative eave brackets and turned wood columns. Designed to impress visitors to the ranch, the building's Victorian elements distinguished it from the surrounding ranching environment.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1964

 
Erected 1964 by State Historical survey Committee. (Marker Number 5916.)
 
Location. 35° 41.163′ N, 102° 19.898′ W. Marker is in Channing, Texas, in Hartley County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and West 5th Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Channing TX 79018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Channing United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hartley County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Matador Cowboys Reunion Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
XIT General Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. XIT General Office Marker
(approx. 11.1 miles away); The Historic LS (approx. 11.1 miles away); Old Tascosa (approx. 11.1 miles away); Oldham County (approx. 11.1 miles away); Boot Hill Cemetery (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Channing.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association. (Submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimals
 
XIT General Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. XIT General Office Marker
XIT General Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
4. XIT General Office
XIT General Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
5. XIT General Office
Albert G. Boyce's private office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
6. Albert G. Boyce's private office
Boyce began his career with the XIT in 1885, when he served as trail boss. Boyce succeeded B. H. Campbell as the ranch's general manager in June 1887 and remained in that position for eighteen years.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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