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Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Mail Camp

c. 1875

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
1. Old Mail Camp Marker
Inscription.  This single-door, stacked rock structure with a pole and brush roof was located north of an old military and stageline road in Knox County, Texas. It may have served as a rest stop or way station for U.S. Army couriers in and out of Fort Griffin on a branch of the Mackenzie Trail. Early postal contractors used the mail camp as they handled deliveries for the ranches, leaving andn picking up mail at the site. Such buildings helped to connect the widely dispersed settlements on the frontier with the rest of the nation.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.416′ N, 101° 52.967′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street west of Flint Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located within the National Ranching Heritage Center Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3121 4th Street, Lubbock TX 79409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Block Drift Fence (a few steps from this marker); Jowell Cemetery (a few steps from this
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
2. Old Mail Camp Marker
marker); Wild Cow Corral (within shouting distance of this marker); Jowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Matador Half – Dugout (within shouting distance of this marker); Waggoner Ranch Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Hedwig's Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Typical Homesteader Cabin (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Also see . . .  National Ranching Heritage Center. Texas Tech University (Submitted on June 19, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Old Mail Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Old Mail Camp Marker
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
4. Old Mail Camp Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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