Details for M. B. Sawyer Ranch House (Atlas Number 5445003159)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5445003159


Marker Number 3159
Atlas Number 5445003159
Marker Title M. B. Sawyer Ranch House
Index Entry Sawyer, M. B., Ranch House
Address 7.3 mi. S on FM 403; 0.25 mi. E on Co. Rd.
City Brownfield
County Terry
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 752302
UTM Northing 3668516
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; houses, residential buildings; rangers
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Brownfield, take FM 403 South about 7.3 miles to county road; take county road 1/4 mile east.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Home of Monroe Brown Sawyer and wife Rebecca (Skeen); built 1902. One of earliest homes in Terry County, it predated town of Brownfield. Building material for original five rooms was hauled from Colorado City and Big Spring by wagon. House has been remodeled extensively. In 1881 and 1882 M. B. Sawyer was a Texas Ranger, Company C, Frontier Battalion. He expanded 21 sections of land, bought in 1901, into a 33-section ranch. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970.