Near San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sheep and Goat Industry in Texas
The land, climate, and vegetation of the Edwards Plateau area especially suited the raising of sheep and goats. After 1870, with new markets an abundant land, the industry boomed. Ranchers fought disease, predators, deadly plants, and drouths to build their flocks. Today Texas is the leading producer of sheep and goats in the nation, and San Angelo is the major market center for these animals and their wool. Research facilities such as the San Angelo Research and Extension Center, built in 1969 through the efforts of Gen. Earl Rudder, then president
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4664.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 31° 33.045′ N, 100° 30.582′ W. Marker is near San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 87, 0.6 miles south of March Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the parking lot of the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7887 US 87, San Angelo TX 76901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Butterfield or California Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butterfield Stage Station at Grape Creek (approx. 2½ miles away); The Old Chicken Farm Art Center (approx. 5.6 miles away); Immanuel Baptist Church (approx. 6½ miles away); Guadalupe Elementary School (approx. 6.6 miles away); Site of Cornick Bungalows (approx. 6.9 miles away); City Hall (approx. 7.2 miles away); Delta Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.