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Near Wellington in Collingsworth County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rocking Chair “Ranche”

(1883-1893)

 
 
Rocking Chair "Ranche" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Rocking Chair "Ranche" Marker
Inscription. Owned by Scottish Earls of Aberdeen and Tweedmouth. The headquarters were at Aberdeen (about 7 mi NE). Starting with 14,745 cattle, the Rocking Chair made profits for a few years, then failed. In north part of county are hills bearing its name. Also, town of Wellington was given that name at wish of Rocking Chair owners, who had a kinsman die at Waterloo where he was aide to the Duke of Wellington.
W.E. Hughes in 1893 bought the land and added it to Mill Iron Ranch. Later the 235 sections were sold to others, to convert to farms and smaller ranches.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4324.)
 
Location. 34° 57.565′ N, 100° 13.33′ W. Marker is near Wellington, Texas, in Collingsworth County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 83, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. From Wellington, take U.S. 83 north about 8 miles to park on north side of Red River; marker located just inside entrance to park. Marker is in this post office area: Wellington TX 79095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Red River Plunge of Bonnie and Clyde
Rocking Chair "Ranche" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Rocking Chair "Ranche" Marker
Quanah Parker Trail Arrow in background.
(a few steps from this marker); Site of Lutie School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Collingsworth County (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Methodist Church of Wellington (approx. 7.2 miles away); Methodism in Collingsworth County (approx. 7.2 miles away); O'Neil Building (approx. 7.2 miles away); Collingsworth County Hospital (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellington.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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