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Near Crosbyton in Crosby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters

Kentucky Cattle Raising Company

 
 
Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Headquarters for the Two Buckle Ranch was built near this site, at Silver Falls, in 1884 by the Kentucky Cattle Raising Company, which had been founded two years earlier by a group of Louisville, Kentucky distillers. Claude Tilford was hired by the company to manage the 145,240-acre ranch. A variety of grain and hay crops were grown. The ranch's cattle operation featured cross breeding and separation of breeding stock.

In 1901 the C.B. Livestock Company bought 90,000 acres of the land and used the established headquarters for its -N- Ranching and plains land development operations. A dipping vat was built in 1912 and was used by all area cattlemen to combat Texas cattle fever. Since the 1915 breakup of the C.B. Livestock Company, succeeding owners have continued to add to and preserve the original headquarters site. A barn, garage, concrete storage tank, as well as a dam across White River were added during the 1920s.

Over the years, this land has been home for a number of families who have contributed to Crosby County's ranching heritage. The Two Buckle Ranch Headquarters is a historic member of this early West Texas Industry.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5583.)
 
Location. 33° 39.871′ 
Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591.
Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail Marker
Texas Ranger Campsite Marker
Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters Marker
Old Dewey Lake Marker
N, 101° 10.531′ W. Marker is near Crosbyton, Texas, in Crosby County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and Farm to Market Road 2591, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crosbyton TX 79322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Ranger Campsite (here, next to this marker); Old Dewey Lake (here, next to this marker); Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail (here, next to this marker); Crosbyton Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); J. J. Pierce (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lamar Family (approx. 2.1 miles away); Crosby County (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Rock House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crosbyton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
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