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Near Rankin in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rankin

 
 
Rankin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Henderson, August 21, 2010
1. Rankin Marker
Inscription.  
Made Upton County seat in 1921. Named for F.E. Rankin, who gave site for railroad station - the center of community life over and above its business dealings; was scene of cowboy dances on Saturday nights and church services on Sundays.
Home of Rankin Museum and of World Champion Rodeo stars Toots Mansfield and Allen Holder.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4200.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 31° 13.918′ N, 101° 50.576′ W. Marker is near Rankin, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is on U.S. 67, one mile east of County Road 230, on the left when traveling east. Located in a small rest area east of Rankin. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rankin TX 79778, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upton County (here, next to this marker); Rankin Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Colonels John C. and William F. Upton (approx. 5.6 miles away); Upland (approx. 5.6 miles away);
Rankin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 26, 2018
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First State Bank of Rankin (approx. 5.7 miles away); Yates Hotel (approx. 5.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Rankin (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of First Church in Upton County (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rankin.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Allen Holder misspelling
Note the misspelling of my grandad's name on the marker: Allan Holder is the correct spelling.
    — Submitted August 15, 2018, by Clifton Pres Conner of Washington, Utah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Steve Henderson of Marble Falls, Texas. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Steve Henderson of Marble Falls, Texas.   2. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 5, 2022