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Near Eldorado in Schleicher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand

 
 
Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
1. Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand Marker
Inscription.  Originally part of the Mark Fury Ranch, this site was used as a stagecoach stop from 1894 to 1909. Theodore Jackson Savell (1872-1954) owned and operated the line between San Angelo and Sonora. Six mornings each week a horn was blown to announce the arrival of the stage. In emergencies on the road, help was prompt because the line served as a thread of life for this remote area. The Savell stages were instrumental in the early development of the region, providing passenger, mail, and express service.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4418.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 31° 3.959′ N, 100° 30.684′ W. Marker is near Eldorado, Texas, in Schleicher County. Marker is on U.S. 277 half a mile north of County Road 316, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldorado TX 76936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 8 miles away); Confederate Reunion Grounds
Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
2. Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand Marker
(approx. 8½ miles away); Christoval Baptist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Christoval (approx. 8.7 miles away); Christoval United Methodist Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); Site of Verand (approx. 10.3 miles away); Schleicher County (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
 
View to South Along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
3. View to South Along US 277
Marker is on east side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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