Webster in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Gateway to William States Jacobs Ranch
This is the only surviving gatepost to the former 2,000 acre William States Jacobs Ranch. Dr. Jacobs (1871 1951) was a fourth generation Presbyterian preacher, philanthropist, civic leader and active supporter in establishing Houston as a deep water port.
In 1932, Dr. Jacobs went on to make his fortune, pioneering the introduction of disease-resistant Brahman cattle to south Texas on this ranch. He became an internationally known pure Brahman breeder and helped found both the American Brahman Breeders Association and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Location. 29° 32.503′ N, 95° 8.28′ W. Marker is in Webster, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Gatebrook Drive and Bay Area Boulevard, on the right on Gatebrook Drive. The marker is on an extension of Gatebrook Drive going south off of Bay Area Boulevard while entering a shopping center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Webster TX 77598, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seito and Kiyoaki Saibara (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saturn V Rocket (approx. F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket (approx. 2.8 miles away); J-2 Engine: Versatile Sidekick (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mercury-Redstone: Putting the First Americans in Space (approx. 2.8 miles away); H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start (approx. 2.8 miles away); Little Joe II (approx. 2.8 miles away); Little Joe II and BP-22: Safety First (approx. 2.8 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.