Near Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4958.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 32° 42.335′ N, 99° 31.373′ W. Marker is near Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from Chimney Creek Ranch Road (County Road 220) 2.3 miles south of U.S. 180, on the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cable Tool Oil Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cold War Hardline Communications Pit (approx. 1.4 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bud Matthews Switch of the Texas Central Railway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lueders Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Big Country Baptist Assembly (approx. 8 miles away); Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 10.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
More about this marker. Smith’s Station and the marker are located 1/4 mile west of County Road 220. Although the marker is located on private property, the property owners allow public access to the site.
Regarding Smith's Station. The chimney is the original chimney of Smith's Station. The building is a reproduction from plans of the Delaware Springs station.
Also see . . .
1. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 8, 2017.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 8, 2017.)
3. Smith's Station - A Station of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route. From the Chimney Creek Ranch website. Includes links to documents on the history of the Butterfield Overland Mail through the ranch and four videos. (Submitted on July 8, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.