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Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Marfa Stockyards

 
 
Marfa Stockyards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
1. Marfa Stockyards Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1920 by the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway Company, the Marfa stockyards provided a central shipping point for livestock raised in Presidio, Jeff Davis, and Brewster counties. As many as 70,000 head of cattle were shipped from these pens in a single year. The facilities were enlarged in 1929 to handle the great volume of business. By the 1930s sheep and goats were also being shipped from here. Although business declined after the introduction of trucking to the area, the stockyards are still used to weigh animals prior to shipment.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3209.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 30° 18.798′ N, 104° 0.114′ W. Marker is in Marfa, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oak Street (Ranch to Market Road 1112) and Antelope Hills Road, on the right when traveling east on East Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presidio County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presidio (approx. 0.3 miles away); El Paisano Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Humphris-Humphreys House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Presidio County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Blackwell School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hunter Gymnasium (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marfa.
 
Marfa Stockyards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. Marfa Stockyards Marker
Sign just to the left of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
3. Sign just to the left of marker
Marfa Stockyards image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
4. Marfa Stockyards
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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