McFaddin in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
McFaddin Post Office
The McFaddin Ranch settlement was renamed Marianna in 1906 by the St. Louis, Brownsville, & Mexico Railroad. A post office, opened in the Marberry and Stubblefield General Store in 1907, moved to the McFaddin Mercantile in 1911, and to this building in 1913. At the request of A.M. McFaddin, the name was changed back to McFaddin in 1923. Mail was delivered and sent out on the train until 1962. The board-and-batten building features a gable front and shed-roof porch.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3291.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 28° 33.222′ N, 97° 0.804′ W. Marker is in McFaddin, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 445 and McCann Street, on the left when traveling east on Highway 445. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McFaddin TX 77973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the McFaddin Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preston Rose Austin (approx. 10.2 miles away); Original Mission Refugio (approx. 12½ miles away); Victoria County C.S.A. (approx. 14.4 miles away).
Also see . . . McFaddin, Allen Minor (1863–1930).
He married Ada Pettus of Goliad in 1888, joined his father in ranching in Victoria County, and was one of the first ranchers to urge the use of Brahman cattle in breeding programs. With others such as Abel P. Borden and James Sartwelle he crossbred Brahmans and was a consultant to the King Ranch in its breeding program. He was a founder of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and was its first president in 1912–13. He served a term in the Texas legislature and was on the Livestock Sanitary Commission (now the Texas Animal Health Commission). Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on February 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.