Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ledbetter Salt Works CSA
Salt was a must for horses and mules used by cavalry, artillery and supply wagons. Hides were preserved with salt to make shoes and harness. Rangers used it to treat rattlesnake bites and aliments. Settlers came from a 200 mile radius for salt, taking it by saddlebag and wagon. The frontier regiment Texas Cavalry guarded the works and roads from hostile Indians during the war. Indian troubles continued after the war. In 1867, nearby U.S. Fort Griffin was established, and a six-pounder cannon was loaned to the works for defense. Salt was produced until 1880. A Memorial to Texans Who Served the Confederacy.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3060.)
Location. 32° Touch for map. Marker is located in Bank Park. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ledbetter Picket House (a few steps from this marker); Georgia Battalion Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Albany (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Central Railway Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Albany News (within shouting distance of this marker); The H.C. Jacobs House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Fort Griffin Fandangle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
Also see . . . Ledbetter Salt Works. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on April 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
1. Original Location of Marker
The marker was originally located at the northwest corner of the grounds of the Shackelford County Courthouse
— Submitted April 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Additional keywords. Albany, Texas, CSA, Confederacy, Confederate,
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 28, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.