Andrews in Andrews County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The J. S. Means Ranch House
Built in 1900, this is one of the oldest houses in Andrews County. S. H. Purcell, his wife, and two relatives each filed on a section of public land, building this home where section-corners met, so that each individual could fulfill the legal requirement to live on his claim. Soon after proving their claims, they sold out to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Means, who then (1904) owned 14 sections. Adding much more land, the Means Family established a very successful working ranch. It continues to run cattle, even though the range has contained oil fields since the 1920s.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2683.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 32° 19.033′ N, 102° 33.28′ W. Marker is in Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street (State Highway 176) and NW 7th Street, on the left when traveling east on West Broadway Street. The marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Settlers (a few steps from this marker); Original Townsite of Andrews (a few steps from this marker); American Civil War / Spanish American War (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight Against Terrorism (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
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