Details for Buffalo Springs (Atlas Number 5111000562)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5111000562


Marker Number 562
Atlas Number 5111000562
Marker Title Buffalo Springs
Index Entry Buffalo Springs
City Dalhart
County Dallam
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 700711
UTM Northing 4040206
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; water topics
Marker Year 1936
Marker Location From Dalhart take U.S 87, 15 miles northwest, turn north onto F.M. 1879 about 12.8 miles, pass F.M. 296 and head west onto private ranch, marker near house and springs
Marker Size 1936 Centennial Marker
Marker Text Its permanent water made it known at opening of 17th century as a great hunting ground alive with buffalo and mustangs. A cow camp before 1878. Since 1882, headquarters of XIT Ranch, once largest fenced ranch in the world consisting of three mullion acres. Exchanged for the construction of the State Capitol. (1936)