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

Ledbetter Picket House

 
 
Ledbetter Picket House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Ledbetter Picket House Marker
Inscription. William Henry Ledbetter (1833-84), a native of Georgia, came to Texas in 1858, and established a salt works on Hubbard Creek (8 miles SW) in 1862. Ledbetter withstood fierce Indian attacks before moving near Fort Griffin (15 miles N). He was elected first county judge in 1875. In the mid-1870s, Ledbetter built this picket house near the army post, using construction methods typical of this frontier region. It was moved here and restored by the city of Albany in 1953.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3059.)
 
Location. 32° 43.527′ N, 99° 17.861′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (U.S. 180) north of S. 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Bank Park and mounted on the wall of the house breezeway. 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. Ledbetter Salt Works CSA (a few steps from this marker); City of Albany (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia Battalion Memorial
Ledbetter Picket House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Ledbetter Picket House
Marker is mounted on wall in the breezeway
(within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Central Railway Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Albany News (within shouting distance of this marker); The H.C. Jacobs House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Griffin Fandangle (about 600 feet away); Albany's First Public School (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Additional comments.
1. Original Location of Marker
The marker and picket house were originally located at the city park near Avenue C and Railroad Street and moved to Bank Park.
    — Submitted April 19, 2016.

 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Ledbetter Picket House and Goliad Memorial in Bank Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. Ledbetter Picket House and Goliad Memorial in Bank Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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