Stamford in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
“The Poet Ranchman” Larry Chittenden
(March 23, 1862 - Sept. 24, 1934)
Born in New Jersey, Chittenden first came to Texas as a sales agent. In 1884 he visited S.M. Swenson at this site; in 1887 began developing 10,000 acres of family-owned land 16 miles southwest of here. Through rough ranch life he caught spirit of the land. With publication of his "Ranch Verses" in 1893, fame was assured. He lived in Jones County for many years; gave his own library and an endowment to Anson High School. His burial place is in New Jersey.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3039.)
Location. 32° 56.471′ N, 99° 49.139′ W. Marker is in Stamford, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is on W. McHarg Street (Business U.S. 277) north of W. Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stamford TX 79553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Cowboy Reunion Oldtimers' Association (a few steps from this marker); First AQHA Show (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stamford (approx. half a First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Swenson Land and Cattle Company Headquarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. John's Methodist (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Mackenzie Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Hope Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stamford.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This related marker in Anson, Texas is about the "Cowboys' Christmas Ball".
Also see . . . William Lawrence Chittenden. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on February 7, 2016.)
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