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Boys Ranch in Oldham County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tascosa Courthouse, 1884

 
 
Tascosa Courthouse, 1884 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Tascosa Courthouse, 1884 Marker
Inscription. Served 12 counties in Panhandle. Site of trials for killings that had filled Boothill Cemetery. Until 1915 Oldham County seat. Many years headquarters, Julian Bivins Ranch. Birthplace of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, 1939.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1965
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5201.)
 
Location. 35° 31.913′ N, 102° 15.359′ W. Marker is in Boys Ranch, Texas, in Oldham County. Marker is at the intersection of Julian Bivins Road and Bush Lane, on the left when traveling east on Julian Bivins Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boys Ranch TX 79010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tascosa (here, next to this marker); Boot Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Tascosa (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic LS (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oldham County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cal Farley's Boys Ranch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hartley County Courthouse (approx. 11.2 miles away); Matador Cowboys Reunion Association (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boys Ranch.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Tascosa Courthouse, 1884 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Tascosa Courthouse, 1884 Marker
Plaque next to entrance of courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Plaque next to entrance of courthouse
It's easy to smile when someone cares
This old courthouse and 120 acres of land on the site of historic Tascosa was the gift of rancher Julian L. Bivins March, 1939. His interest and desire to help youth is reflected in all boys who live and learn here.
Tascosa Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
4. Tascosa Courthouse
Tascosa Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
5. Tascosa Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 23, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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