Childress in Childress County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colonel Wm. Edgar Hughes of the Mill Iron
Bought out Rocking Chair Ranch, Collingsworth County, 1896. Until 1898, ran only longhorns. Was said to have had the largest men, most practical jokers, longest cattle drives, biggest horses in Texas. He sold off the Last Mill Iron Herd in
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 968.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 34° 25.583′ N, 100° 12.288′ W. Marker is in Childress, Texas, in Childress County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue F Northwest (U.S. 287) and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Avenue F Northwest. Located on the Childress County Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Avenue E Northwest, Childress TX 79201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Childress County (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Collinson (approx. ¼ mile away); Childress Post Office Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Palace Theater (approx. ¼ mile away); Goodnight Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Childress Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morgan Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Childress.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article on Colonel Hughes. (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 4. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.