Sanger in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William S. Forester brought his family to Denton County from Tennessee in the early 1850s, and established a ranch about 1852. He was assisted in his ranching operation by his sons, one of whom, Sol, was killed by Indians at the age of sixteen while herding cattle on the ranch.
Following William Forester's death the ranch was operated by his son, Lock S. Forester (1844-1913). A Confederate veteran, Lock Forester increased the size of the ranch to over 6,000 acres. Under his management the ranch's "Two I Jinglebob" brand became well known. He supervised the ranch interests until 1890, when he moved to Denton.
Ed W. Forester, son of Lock Forester, assumed management of the ranch in 1890. In 1913 the ranch was divided into sections, with Lock S. Forester's three children each receiving one-third of the ranch property. Ed Forester became a successful rancher in his own right, raising champion shorthorn cattle as well as quarter horses, sheep, and other livestock. He served two terms as Denton County Commissioner.
The Forester Ranch has been an important part of the history of Denton County for over a century.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 33° 21.473′ N, 97° 18.387′ W. Marker is in Sanger, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Chapman Road (Farm to Market Road 455) east of Freeman Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sanger TX 76266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chisholm Trail in Denton County (approx. half a mile away); Townsite of Bolivar (approx. 3½ miles away); Bolivar Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Plainview Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Gregg Ranch (approx. 6½ miles away); Sanger Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Galilee Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); City of Krum (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanger.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. 3. submitted on March 22, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.