Details for Washington House (Sycamore Creek Ranch) (Atlas Number 5097005722)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5097005722


Marker Number 5722
Atlas Number 5097005722
Marker Title Washington House (Sycamore Creek Ranch)
Index Entry Washington House (Sycamore Creek Ranch)
City Dexter
County Cooke
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 688126
UTM Northing 3748978
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; Queen Anne (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Dexter, take County Road 103 north about 4 miles to Sycamore Creek Ranch gate. Marker is on private property.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built 1867 by J. R. Washington, with lumber hauled by oxen from Jefferson, Texas. Architecture is Queen Anne Period; gingerbread trim. Excellent water facilities made ranch a collection center for cattle prior to trail drives. As home of a cattle industry leader, attracted distinguished visitors, including ranchers Chas. Goodnight and J. C. Loving, and statesman Sam Rayburn. Property in one family five generations. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.