Near Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Laura and William Peery Hoover
The Hoovers had fourteen children, five of whom died in infancy. Isolated, the family had to be self-sufficient, since supply trips to the nearest towns, over 75 miles away, took several days.
Laura and William Hoover steadily acquired land and their holdings grew to over 100,000 acres. Their cattle were identified by the "Hoo" brand.
The Hoovers later moved to present-day Ozona (50 miles northeast) and became active in the development of the community. William was instrumental in the formation of Crockett County and helped organize the Ozona National Bank.
100 years after the Hoovers settled in this
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3049.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 30° 29.131′ N, 101° 35.404′ W. Marker is near Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is at the intersection of Hoover Divide Road (County Road 406) and Scott Canyon Road (County Road 409), on the left when traveling south on Hoover Divide Road. 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 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kitchen and Mess Hall (approx. 14 miles away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (approx. 14 miles away); Ruins of Fort Lancaster (approx. 14 miles away); Company H Barracks (approx. 14 miles away); Bakery (approx. 14 miles away); Laundresses (approx. 14 miles away); Officer's Quarters (approx. 14 miles away); Battle at Fort Lancaster (approx. 14.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Hoover, William Peery - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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