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

Spring Lake Pasture Division of the XIT Ranch

 
 
Spring Lake Pasture Division of the XIT Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, May 23, 2020
1. Spring Lake Pasture Division of the XIT Ranch Marker
Inscription.  

Encompassing land in ten counties of the Texas Panhandle. The XIT Ranch was established through the exchange of public lands to finance construction of the state capitol. In 1887, it was divided into seven divisions, the largest of which, the Spring Lake pasture division, covered parts of Parmer, Castro, Bailey, and Lamb counties. Its northern boundary line, near this site, ran across what is now U.S. Highway 385. Noted for breeding Hereford cattle, the Spring Lake division also served as an election polling place for citizens in Castro, Bailey, and Lamb counties. (1991)
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5019.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 21.762′ N, 102° 18.258′ W. Marker is in Dimmitt, Texas, in Castro County. Marker is on U.S. 385, on the right when traveling south. The marker can be found from Dimmitt taking US 385 and traveling 13 miles south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dimmitt TX 79027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured
Spring Lake Pasture Division of the XIT Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, May 23, 2020
2. Spring Lake Pasture Division of the XIT Ranch Marker
as the crow flies. Springlake Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch (approx. 6.3 miles away); Springlake-Earth School (approx. 7.7 miles away); Earth (approx. 10.8 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 10.8 miles away); Shoot-out on Jones Street (approx. 13 miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 13 miles away); Castro County Courthouses (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dimmitt.
 
Spring Lake Pasture Division of the XIT Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, May 23, 2020
3. Spring Lake Pasture Division of the XIT Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2020. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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