“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

High Lonesome Stage Stand

(Site 11 Miles Northeast)

High Lonesome Stage Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 25, 2017
1. High Lonesome Stage Stand Marker
Inscription. First station after leaving Ozona on the San Angelo-Ozona mail line. Here, at the 20-mile point of an 86-mile run, fresh horses awaited. The stand, built in 1902, served one of Texas' last commercial stage lines.

Ten horses were kept here, as at the three other stations: Shoeingstand (where the horses were reshod each six weeks), Sherwood, and Knickerbocker.

Frequent riders were whiskey drummers (peddlers), lightning rod salesmen and preachers.

Automobiles (1908) and finally the railroad (1910) put the "hacks" on this line out of business.
Erected 1969 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2476.)
Location. 30° 50.105′ N, 101° 10.159′ W. Marker is near Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is on State Highway 163 north of County Highway 109, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in a Roadside Park on SH 163, about 9 miles north of Ozona. Marker is in this post office area: Ozona TX 76943, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ozona-Barnhart Trap Company (here, next to this marker); Ozona Junior High School (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ozona's Water System (approx. 8.7 miles away); Old Ozona Hotel (approx. 8.7 miles away); Crockett County Jail (approx. 8.7 miles away); Ozona's First Water Well (approx. 8.8 miles away); Ozona National Bank (approx. 8.8 miles away); Crockett County Courthouse (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ozona.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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