“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

B.M. Halbert


B.M. Halbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. B.M. Halbert Marker
Inscription.  Married Kidie Itasca Ellis of Edwards County January 19, 1895. Recognized adaptability of Angora goat to Edwards Plateau-imported stock from the Carolinas and stud billies from Turkey and South Africa. Was often called father of Angora goats in Texas. Founder,organizer, and regent of Southern Methodist University. Responsible for establishment of ranch experiment station in Edwards County. Founder-Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Assn. 1915. Family still resides and operates ranches in area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEducationIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 34.324′ N, 100° 38.666′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Avenue and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Avenue. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George S. Allison & Wife, Margaret Thornhill (here, next to this marker); Fred and Serena Adams Trainer (here,
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next to this marker); Walter Ephriam Whitehead (here, next to this marker); WTO Holman and Wife, Annie Gray (here, next to this marker); Isaac and Victoria Miers (here, next to this marker); Sol & Ernestine Mayer (here, next to this marker); D.B. Cusenbary (here, next to this marker); E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
More about this marker. This marker is one of 22 that commemorate early settler families of Sutton County. Although the markers bear the seal of the State of Texas, these are not official historical markers placed by the Texas Historical Commission.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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