Rocking Chair "Ranche" Historical

Rocking Chair "Ranche" Historical (HM1W5D)

Location: Wellington, TX 79095 Collingsworth County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 57.565', W 100° 13.33'

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(1883-1893)

Owned by Scottish Earls of Aberdeen and Tweedmouth. The headquarters were at Aberdeen (about 7 mi NE). Starting with 14,745 cattle, the Rocking Chair made profits for a few years, then failed. In north part of county are hills bearing its name. Also, town of Wellington was given that name at wish of Rocking Chair owners, who had a kinsman die at Waterloo where he was aide to the Duke of Wellington.
W.E. Hughes in 1893 bought the land and added it to Mill Iron Ranch. Later the 235 sections were sold to others, to convert to farms and smaller ranches.
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HM NumberHM1W5D
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 5:03pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 388417 N 3869224
Decimal Degrees34.95941667, -100.22216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 57.565', W 100° 13.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 57' 33.9" N, 100° 13' 19.8" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-83, Wellington TX 79095, US
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