Rankin in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5924.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
Location. 31° 13.252′ N, 101° 56.369′ W. Marker is in Rankin, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rankin TX 79778, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Rankin (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First Church in Upton County (approx. 0.3 miles away); First State Bank of Rankin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Upland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonels John C. and William F. Upton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rankin's All Kid RodeoRankin Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Upton County (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rankin.
Also see . . . Ira Griffith Yates. When offered to swap his thriving general store for a Texas ranch, Ira Yates' friends told him not to do it because "even buffalo know better than to cross the Pecos-that a crow would not fly over it, and it was not worth the taxes." He made the deal anyway. (Find a Grave) (Submitted on March 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.