Near Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4958.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail marker series.
Location. 32° 42.335′ N, 99° 31.373′ W. Marker is near Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from Chimney Creek Ranch Road (County Road 220) 2.3 miles south of U.S. 180, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cable Tool Oil Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cold War Hardline Communications Pit Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bud Matthews Switch of the Texas Central Railway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lueders Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Big Country Baptist Assembly (approx. 8 miles away); Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 10.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
More about this marker. Smithís Station and the marker are located 1/4 mile west of County Road 220. Although the marker is located on private property, the property owners allow public access to the site.
Regarding Smith's Station. The chimney is the original chimney of Smith's Station. The building is a reproduction from plans of the Delaware Springs station.
Also see . . .
1. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 8, 2017.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 8, 2017.)
3. Smith's Station - A Station of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route (Submitted on July 8, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.