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

The Ranger Oaks

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, July 28, 2020
1. The Ranger Oaks Marker
Inscription.  As early as 1828 the oak trees in this area provided shelter to the forerunners of the famed Texas Rangers. The trees served as landmarks to early settlers and as a lodging area to these roving defenders of the frontier as they patrolled between Gonzales and San Antonio de Bexar.

Before the first company of Texas Rangers were commissioned in 1837, the Gonzales Rangers, under the command of Capt. Matthew Caldwell, used this shady spot as a campground.

Jack "Coffee" Hays, a resident of Seguin and one of Texas' most illustrious Ranger commanders also camped in the shade of these trees. In 1840, Hays is believed to have been appointed a Captain of the first permanent Ranger Company. Under Ranger Jack Hays and James Callahan, a group of renegades and Indians were captured, brought to town, and forced to dig a trench in the area of the Ranger Oaks. The captives were then lined up and shot so their bodies fell into the trench, thus saving some trouble of the burial.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 29° 34.172′ N,
The Ranger Oaks Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, July 28, 2020
2. The Ranger Oaks Marker Area
97° 57.975′ W. Marker is in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Travis Street and West Gonzales Street, on the right when traveling north on North Travis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guadalupe County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seguin (about 700 feet away); Old Spanish Trail (about 700 feet away); "White Way" Lighting (about 800 feet away); Guadalupe County, C.S.A. (about 800 feet away); Juan Nepomuceno Seguin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel John Ireland (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Magnolia Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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