Details for Gallagher Ranch House

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029002100


Marker Number 2100
Atlas Number 5029002100
Marker Title Gallagher Ranch House
Index Entry Gallagher Ranch House
Address SH 16
City Lakehills
County Medina
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 518391
UTM Northing 3274957
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; Irish immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location private road off SH 16 near Bexar-Medina county line, on private property.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Fort and ranch house built by Peter Gallagher (1812-1878), Irish-Texan engineer, merchant, ranger, and diarist of the Texan-Santa Fe Expedition. The hacienda of native stone, with rifle slits to protect from Indian attack, was bought 1927 by H.V. McNutt as headquarters of early Texas guest ranch. The rambling Mexican-style home has known distinguished guests and the routine of a working ranch. Presented by American History Club, Austin.

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