Details for Shoe Bar Ranch Headquarters (Atlas Number 5191004688)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5191004688


Marker Number 4688
Atlas Number 5191004688
Marker Title Shoe Bar Ranch Headquarters
Index Entry Shoe Bar Ranch Headquarters
City Memphis
County Hall
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes ranches/ranching
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 12 miles west of Memphis, off S.H. 256 - NOT LOCATED.
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text On first ranch in Hall County, started in 1880s by pioneer cattlemen T. S. Bugbee and O. H. Nelson. This residence was built about 1884. A nearsighted owner, J. K. Zimmerman of Kansas City, was wary of surprise visitors, and put in only one outer door. Adobe building bricks were made nearby. The tamped clay walls are 24 inches thick. At this headquarters, citizens met on May 4, 1890, and organized Hall County's local government. Recorded Texas Historic Lankmark-1962