“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

High Lonesome Stage Stand

(Site 11 Miles Northeast)

High Lonesome Stage Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 25, 2017
1. High Lonesome Stage Stand Marker
Inscription.  First station after leaving Ozona on the San Angelo-Ozona mail line. Here, at the 20-mile point of an 86-mile run, fresh horses awaited. The stand, built in 1902, served one of Texas' last commercial stage lines.

Ten horses were kept here, as at the three other stations: Shoeingstand (where the horses were reshod each six weeks), Sherwood, and Knickerbocker.

Frequent riders were whiskey drummers (peddlers), lightning rod salesmen and preachers.

Automobiles (1908) and finally the railroad (1910) put the "hacks" on this line out of business.
Erected 1969 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2476.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 30° 50.105′ N, 101° 10.159′ W. Marker is near Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is on State Highway 163 north of County Highway 109, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in a Roadside Park on SH 163, about 9 miles north of Ozona. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ozona TX 76943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles

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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ozona-Barnhart Trap Company (here, next to this marker); Ozona Junior High School (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ozona's Water System (approx. 8.7 miles away); Old Ozona Hotel (approx. 8.7 miles away); Crockett County Jail (approx. 8.7 miles away); Ozona's First Water Well (approx. 8.8 miles away); Ozona National Bank (approx. 8.8 miles away); Crockett County Courthouse (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ozona.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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