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Mesquite in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Florence Ranch Home

 
 
Florence Ranch Home Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, January 1, 2016
1. Florence Ranch Home Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. David W. (1848-1932) and Julia Savannah (Beaty) Florence (1850-1914) built the first portion of this ranch house in 1871-72 after moving here from Van Zandt County. Elaborate wood trim decorates the gallery of the simple frame structure. The house was enlarged by the 1890s, when the Florence Homestead covered 730 acres. After Florence retired in 1908, his son Emet (1885-1963) and Emet's wife Perle (Curtis) (1889-1976) continued to run the ranch, known as Meadow View Farm.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978

 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6712.)
 
Location. 32° 49.456′ N, 96° 37.053′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Barnes Bridge Road and Harbinger Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1424 Barnes Bridge Road, Mesquite TX 75150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Z. Motley Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Abraham Carver Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Sterling Rex Barnes (approx.
Florence Ranch Home with Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, January 1, 2016
2. Florence Ranch Home with Marker
8.1 miles away); Heath Methodist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 9.7 miles away); Forney High School Building (approx. 9.9 miles away); Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Forney Messenger (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Florence Ranch Homestead. The Florence Ranch Homestead is a small historical park on which the Florence Ranch Home sits. (Submitted on September 12, 2016.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016.
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