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Near Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Manuel Musquiz

 
 
Manuel Musquiz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
1. Manuel Musquiz Marker
Inscription.  
Ruins of
the ranch home of Manuel Musquiz,
a pioneer who settled here
in 1854
Abandoned due to Indian raids
the deserted buildings served as
a Ranger Station intermittently,
1880 - 1882
while the country was being
cleared of Indians and bandits

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 10484.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 30° 31.662′ N, 103° 49.777′ W. Marker is near Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is on Fort Davis Highway (State Highway 118), on the right when traveling east. The marker is on the south side of the road; fenced and covered adobe ruins are on the north side of the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Davis TX 79734, 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. First Rural School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery
South side of Highway 118 image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
2. South side of Highway 118
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Jeff Davis County (approx. 5.7 miles away); Union Mercantile (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jeff Davis County Jail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hotel Limpia (approx. 5.7 miles away); Confederate President Jefferson Davis (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Davis United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Davis.
 
Also see . . .  Musquiz Creek, Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Musquiz Family
I was born in Sabinal, Texas. I am interested in the family history and already have a lot of information. I have known about Manuel Musquiz in the Big Bend area, but this is the first time that I have seen a marker to the Musquiz ranch.
    — Submitted October 15, 2008, by Dionicio Musquiz of Grand Junction, Colorado.
 
North side of Highway 118 image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
3. North side of Highway 118
Some of the exposed ruins image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
4. Some of the exposed ruins
Adobe ruin directly across the road from the marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, November 10, 2016
5. Adobe ruin directly across the road from the marker
Closeup of wall showing adobe construction image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
6. Closeup of wall showing adobe construction
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,244 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2020, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   5. submitted on November 12, 2016, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   6. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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