Ranger in Eastland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ranger Municipal Airport
In the spring of 1928, C.J. Moore and various aviation boosters determined to build an airport for Eastland County began searching for a suitable site. They purchased the 135-acre V.V. Cooper, Sr. tract, and officially dedicated the airport on Armistice Day, November 11, 1928. Called Haugland Airport in the 1930s, the airport was renamed Ranger Municipal Airport in September 1939 when the Ranger Flying Service, owned by Russell B. Miller, Hall Walker and O.G. Lanier opened a civilian pilot training program at the airport.
Several noteworthy aviation events have
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13715.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1911.
Location. 32° 27.345′ N, 98° 40.83′ W. Marker is in Ranger, Texas, in Eastland County. Marker can be reached from Oddie Street, 0.1 miles south of Vespasian Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ranger TX 76470, 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 Bankhead Highway (approx. one mile away); Site of First Oil Well Drilled in Eastland County (approx. one mile away); Well Number 19 (approx. one mile away); Roaring Ranger (approx. one mile away); Ranger Vietnam Veterans Memorial Merriman Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Merriman Baptist Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hargus Farm (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ranger.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.