Details for Old Rock House (Atlas Number 5483001912)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5483001912


Marker Number 1912
Atlas Number 5483001912
Marker Title Old Rock House
Index Entry Rock House, Old
Address SH 152, W on CR "H"
City Mobeetie
County Wheeler
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 370940
UTM Northing 3928796
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; sheriffs
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Wheeler, take S.H. 152 northwest about 11 miles to county road "H"; take road about 1 mile to private ranch entrance (Jim Fleming Ranch)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text First permanent dwelling in this region. Built in 1870 by Henry Fleming, first sheriff in the Panhandle, who held court here until courthouse was built. Constructed of native stone. Foundations made by digging trench in ground and placing large rocks to make walls 18 inches thick, 10 feet high. (1964)