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Near Dimmit in Castro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch

 
 
The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
1. The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker
Inscription. The first permanent settlers in Castro County, the James W. Carter family moved to this area in 1884. A tent and dugout served as home until a house was constructed (100 yds. W). Their cattle, which they brought with them, were marked with the 7-UP brand. Their daughter Lizzie (b. 1886) was the first white child born to a permanent settler in the area. James Carter (1845-1916) was instrumental in the organization of the Castro County government in 1891 and served on the first commissioners court. Carter and his wife Ellen (1855-1942) later opened a hotel in Dimmitt.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5360.)
 
Location. 34° 23.022′ N, 102° 24.665′ W. Marker is near Dimmit, Texas, in Castro County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 146 and Farm to Market Road 1055, on the right when traveling east on Route 146. Touch for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Dimmitt TX 79027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springlake Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Springlake-Earth School (approx. 9 miles away); Earth
The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker
Supplemental Plaque below:
J. W. Carter owned land at this site. His home was located 1/2 mile southwest of here.
(approx. 10.4 miles away); First Irrigation Well in Lamb County (approx. 11.4 miles away); Spring Lake (approx. 11 miles away); Shoot-out on Jones Street (approx. 12.8 miles away); Castro County Courthouses (approx. 12.9 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimalsSettlements & Settlers
 
The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
3. The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker
The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
4. The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch Marker
Marker 5360 location. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
5. Marker 5360 location.
View west on highway FM-146.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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