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Near London in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Beef Trail Crossing

 
 
Old Beef Trail Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 16, 2012
1. Old Beef Trail Crossing Marker
Inscription. Once used for revivals, this Llano River crossing became a main line of the spring cattle drives from 1867 to the 1880s. Capt. C.A. Schreiner and his partners herded cattle on their way to Abilene and Dodge City on the western trail; many area cowboys rode with them. Preceded by a trail boss and chuckwagon, as many as 2,000 cattle per herd took half a day to cross. With the air full of dust, local ranchers sat on their horses watching their own cattle closely to ensure that none of their herd joined the trail drive. This site later became a vehicle crossing.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11996.)
 
Location. 30° 35.217′ N, 99° 35.828′ W. Marker is near London, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Ranch to Market Road 385 and Ranch to Market Road 331, on the left when traveling south on Route 385. Touch for map. Located just south of the Llano River crossing. Marker is in this post office area: London TX 76854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Teacup Mountain (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (approx. 12.1 miles away); Kimble County Veterans Memorial
Old Beef Trail Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 16, 2012
2. Old Beef Trail Crossing Marker
Looking north, marker is to the right, with the Llano River in the distance.
(approx. 12.1 miles away); Colonel John Griffith (approx. 12.1 miles away); Coke R. Stevenson (approx. 12.1 miles away); John Sterling Durst (approx. 12.1 miles away); Burt M. Fleming Memorial (approx. 12.1 miles away); Major William Addison Spencer (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
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Old Beef Trail Crossing of the Llano River image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 16, 2012
3. Old Beef Trail Crossing of the Llano River
Old Beef Trail Crossing on the Llano image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 16, 2012
4. Old Beef Trail Crossing on the Llano
Western Cattle Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 16, 2012
5. Western Cattle Trail Marker
The "Old Beef Trail Crossing" is part of the Great Western Cattle Trail. Markers such as this one are used to mark the route(s) of the Great Western Cattle Trail in Texas. This marker is on Ranch Road 385, about 15 miles south of the Old Beef Trail Crossing of the Llano River, at the intersection of County Road 430 (lat/long 30.467168, -99.399622).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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