Details for Old Buck Ranch (Atlas Number 5019003694)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5019003694


Marker Number 3694
Atlas Number 5019003694
Marker Title Old Buck Ranch
Index Entry Buck Ranch, Old
City Bandera vicinity
County Bandera
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 484583
UTM Northing 3296426
Subject Codes ranches/ranching
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Bandera, take FM 689 SE about 1 mile to Wharton's Dock Rd. & follow east about 2 miles to San Julian Creek. (Pass Flying L. Ranch)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Settled 1867 by former New Yorker, Judge Edward M. Ross, who had fought in Mexican war, then served in 1850's at Camp Verde, army's camel post near Bandera. House is hand-cut native stone. Daughter Kate Ross, wife of Ebenezer Buck, of a prominent pioneer family, inherited ranch in 1901. Offering fine foods and hospitality, the Bucks in 1920 established this as Bandera's first guest ranch, continuing it until their deaths in 1941. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.