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Morton in Cochran County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Slaughter Ranch Headquarters

 
 
Slaughter Ranch Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
February 27, 2021
1. Slaughter Ranch Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  

Headquarters for Pioneering C.C. Slaughter Ranch, made up of 246,669 acres of Cochran and Hockley county lands. Col. C. C. Slaughter -- a leader in banking, ranching and religious life in Texas -- purchased land 1898-1901.

First headquarters was a half-dugout. In 1915, C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company, Inc., brought men from Mexico to build this adobe and concrete quadrangle, on order of a Spanish hacienda. This was one of finest Texas ranch buildings of its era.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4948.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 33° 41.5′ N, 102° 46.266′ W. Marker is in Morton, Texas, in Cochran County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1169, 0.6 miles west of State Highway 214, on the left. This marker is on PRIVATE PROPERTY. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morton TX 79346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 2.3 miles
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away); Cochran County (approx. 2˝ miles away); Morton Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Former Whiteface Motel (approx. 11 miles away); Enochs Cemetery (approx. 12.4 miles away); Maple Cemetery (approx. 14 miles away); Old Surratt Territory (approx. 15.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morton.
 
Slaughter Ranch Headquarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
February 27, 2021
2. Slaughter Ranch Headquarters and Marker
Slaughter Ranch Headquarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
February 27, 2021
3. Slaughter Ranch Headquarters and Marker
Another building at the Slaughter Ranch Headquarters image. Click for full size.
February 27, 2021
4. Another building at the Slaughter Ranch Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2021. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 183 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2021. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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