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Westlake in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Westlake and the Circle T Ranch

 
 
Westlake and the Circle T Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, April 3, 2016
1. Westlake and the Circle T Ranch Marker
Inscription.  The Circle T Ranch was established by J. Glenn Turner, a prominent Texas attorney in 1952. Mr. Turner was an avid outdoorsman and rancher who raised Black Angus and Charolaise cattle, as well as Tennessee Walking horses. Being a successful competitive rider, he became president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Associations of America in 1952. To avoid annexation of the Circle T Ranch by another town, Mr. Turner and his neighbors incorporated the Town of Westlake in December 1956. Mr. Turner continued to be engaged in the development of Westlake until he sold the Circle T Ranch to Nelson Bunker Hunt in 1969. Mr. Hunt developed a very successful horse breeding and racing operation on the ranch and won Outstanding Breeder awards in 1976, 1985 and 1987. In 1993, the Circle T Ranch was sold to H. Ross Perot, Jr. In the late 1990's Hillwood, a Perot company, added residential and commercial development with Vaquero and Fidelity Investments, and later with Deloitte in 2012.
 
Erected 2015 by Town of Westlake and Westlake Academy.
 
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Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
Location. 32° 58.716′ N, 97° 11.859′ W. Marker is in Westlake, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Dove Road, 0.3 miles west of Blue Sky Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2331 Dove Road, Roanoke TX 76262, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roanoke I.O.O.F. Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Roanoke Water Tower (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roanoke (approx. 2.3 miles away); Silver Spur Saloon (approx. 2.3 miles away); Roanoke Lodge No. 668, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mount Gilead Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mount Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is the Town of Westlake's fifth Historical Marker. The dedication ceremony was held April 11, 2015, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the site of the marker.
 
Westlake and the Circle T Ranch Marker context image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, April 3, 2016
2. Westlake and the Circle T Ranch Marker context
One of the Circle T Ranch gates is visible to the far right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 183 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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