Details for Ledbetter Picket House (Atlas Number 5417003059)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5417003059


Marker Number 3059
Atlas Number 5417003059
Marker Title Ledbetter Picket House
Index Entry Ledbetter Picket House
Address Webb Park, 112 Main Street
City Albany
County Shackelford
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 471928
UTM Northing 3620632
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Webb Park -112 Main Street -Albany
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text William Henry Ledbetter (1833-84), a native of Georgia, came to Texas in 1858, and established a salt works on Hubbard Creek (8 miles southwest) in 1862. Ledbetter withstood fierce Indians attacks before moving near Fort Griffin (15 miles north). He was elected first county judge in 1875. In the mid-1870s, Ledbetter built this picket house near the army post, using construction methods typical of this frontier region. It was moved here and restored by the city of Albany in 1953. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1962