Krum in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Darius Gregg (1804-70), who came to Texas from Tennessee in 1827, and fought in the Texas War for Independence, accumulated about 20,000 acres in this area in the early 1850s. Gregg, a surveyor and Houston realtor, spent several summers here before his death.
His son, William Bowen Gregg (1849-89), moved from Houston and operated the ranch in 1870s and early 1880s. Notorious outlaw Sam Bass worked on the ranch, and a frequent summer visitor was Robert Swift, of the well known meat packing family.
Of the original ranch, 750 acres are still owned by a Gregg heir.
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2279.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 33° 15.873′ N, 97° 19.266′ W. Marker is in Krum, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Ripy Road south of Riek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Krum TX 76249, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Plainview Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cattle Trail Crossing (approx. 4.3 miles away); City of Krum (approx. 5.3 miles away); Chisholm Trail in Denton County (approx. 6˝ miles away); Forester Ranch (approx. 6˝ miles away); Texas Agricultural Experiment Station No. 6 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Townsite of Bolivar (approx. 7.8 miles away); Bolivar Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Krum.
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