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Mesquite in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Florence Ranch Home

 
 
Florence Ranch Home Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, January 1, 2016
1. Florence Ranch Home Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  David W. (1848-1932) and Julia Savannah (Beaty) Florence (1850-1914) built the first portion of this ranch house in 1871-72 after moving here from Van Zandt County. Elaborate wood trim decorates the gallery of the simple frame structure. The house was enlarged by the 1890s, when the Florence Homestead covered 730 acres. After Florence retired in 1908, his son Emet (1885-1963) and Emet's wife Perle (Curtis) (1889-1976) continued to run the ranch, known as Meadow View Farm.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978

 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6712.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 49.456′ N, 96° 37.053′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Barnes Bridge Road and Harbinger Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1424 Barnes Bridge Road, Mesquite TX 75150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this
Florence Ranch Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, January 1, 2016
2. Florence Ranch Home and Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Galloway Farmstead (approx. 1˝ miles away); La Prada Drive Church of Christ (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale (approx. 1.8 miles away); Z. Motley Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); James and Margaret Loving (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tripp Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Methodist Church of Mesquite (approx. 4 miles away); Lawrence Farmstead (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesquite.
 
Also see . . .  Florence Ranch Homestead. The Florence Ranch Homestead is a small historical park on which the Florence Ranch Home sits. (Submitted on September 12, 2016.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 293 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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