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Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Harmonson Rancho

 
 
Harmonson Rancho Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Harmonson Rancho Marker
Inscription.  Kentucky native Peter Harmonson (1797-1865) came to Texas in 1845 as a settler in the Peters Colony. The following year he helped form Denton County, where he served as the first sheriff. In 1854 he brought his family here and established a ranch near this site known as Harmonson Rancho. An organizer of Young County, he served as its first chief justice. He died from a wound received in an Indian raid on the Elm Creek community. In 1869, after it was sold, his ranchsite and his son Z.J. “Jack” Harmonson figured in a skirmish between Indians and local cattlemen.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2384.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 33° 11.631′ N, 98° 43.675′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker is on U.S. 380, 0.3 miles east of Austin Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle TX 76372, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Harmonson Rancho Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Harmonson Rancho Marker
View to south from US 380
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as the crow flies. Fort Belknap (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joseph Alfred Woolfolk (approx. 2.6 miles away); Major Robert Simpson Neighbors (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Fort Belknap Powder Magazine (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Belknap (approx. 3 miles away); Camp Belknap, C.S.A. (approx. 3 miles away); Major Robert S. Neighbors (approx. 3 miles away); Tonkawa Scouts, C.S.A. (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Harmonson. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 30, 2016.) 
 
View to West on US 380 Towards Town of Newcastle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. View to West on US 380 Towards Town of Newcastle
Marker is on left (south) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Oct. 4, 2022