Near Moran in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Granville E. Waters
For many years, on behalf of Ohio friend Cyrus B. Snyder, Waters operated the Ashtabula Stock Ranch west of Moran. Known by the honorary title of colonel, he found success as a breeder and dealer of Hereford Cattle, first bringing them to the ranch in 1885. He later served as president of the American Hereford Cattle Breeder’s Association. The Waters Ranch became a social center for the area. The site of picnics, ballgames and other events, it provided a meeting place for many years until the house burned and the family moved into Moran, where their property became the Waters Addition to the town.
Waters served as county commissioner (1884-1892) and vice president of Moran National Bank. In the early 1900s, Waters worked in real estate, insurance, gas and oil leasing, and as a scout for the Texas Company (Texaco).
Waters died at a Fort Worth hospital in 1927. He is remembered today for his contributions to the local community and for his influence on the area economy through the introduction of Hereford stock and the early exploration for oil and gas in Shackelford County.
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13204.)
Location. 32° 32.64′ N, 99° 8.396′ W. Marker is near Moran, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 2408 1.3 miles east of State Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is located in Moran Cemetery 100 feet south of the main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Moran TX 76464, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moran Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Cottle No. 1 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Moran (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ibex (approx. 9.6 miles away); Dothan Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away); Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek (approx. 11.2 miles away); Burkett Pecan Tree (approx. 11˝ miles away); Cisco College (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moran.
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