Near Rankin in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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.
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 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upton County (here, next to this marker); Colonels John C. and William F. Upton (approx. 5.6 miles away); Upland (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Benedum Oil Field and Townsite (approx. 8.6 miles away); Santa Rita No. 1 (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Town of Texon (approx. 9.1 miles away).
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 663 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on June 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, 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 Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.