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Boys Ranch in Oldham County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tascosa

 
 
Tascosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Tascosa Marker
Inscription.  Cowboy capital of the Texas Panhandle, 1877-1888. "Billy the Kid" and cowboys from many ranches added to its liveliness. Made famous by wild west fiction. Its name is a corruption of Atascoso (boggy) first given to nearby creek. County seat of Oldham County, 1881-1915.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5199.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 35° 31.912′ N, 102° 15.357′ W. Marker is in Boys Ranch, Texas, in Oldham County. Marker is at the intersection of Julian Bivins Road and Bush Lane, on the left when traveling east on Julian Bivins Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boys Ranch TX 79010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tascosa Courthouse, 1884 (here, next to this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Boot Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Tascosa
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic LS (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oldham County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cal Farley's Boys Ranch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hartley County Courthouse (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boys Ranch.
 
Tascosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Tascosa Marker
Tascosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Tascosa Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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