Ledbetter Picket House

Ledbetter Picket House (HM1RSS)

Location: Albany, TX 76430 Shackelford County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 43.527', W 99° 17.861'

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William Henry Ledbetter (1833-84), a native of Georgia, came to Texas in 1858, and established a salt works on Hubbard Creek (8 miles SW) in 1862. Ledbetter withstood fierce Indian attacks before moving near Fort Griffin (15 miles N). 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
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HM NumberHM1RSS
Marker Number3059
Year Placed1962
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 472105 N 3620890
Decimal Degrees32.72545000, -99.29768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.527', W 99° 17.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 31.62" N, 99° 17' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 S Main St, Albany TX 76430, US
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