Ibex

Ibex (HM1INF)

Location: Moran, TX 76464 Shackelford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 40.982', W 99° 7.915'

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Oil drilling in the 1920s transformed this area from cattle ranches to a boomtown. In 1919, the Ibex Oil Co. drilled a successful well into the Caddo Lime Formation. Soon other drilling companies came and wooden derricks spread for miles. In 1921, Ibex sold their leases to the Landreth Co. Ed Landreth built a gasoline refinery, water-powered by a dam on Hubbard Creek. Lone Star Gas, Humble Oil and other companies built facilities and dozens of employee homes. Other families slept in tents or open pastures. In the 1920s, the Ibex community had a school, grocery, dry goods, hotels, cafes, and a central phone office. The post office operated from 1923-53 before the population fell. Today, foundations and smokestacks remain from the industrial past of Ibex.
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HM NumberHM1INF
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Marker Number17528
Year Placed2013
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 487633 N 3616156
Decimal Degrees32.68303333, -99.13191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.982', W 99° 7.915'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 58.92" N, 99° 7' 54.9" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM601, Moran TX 76464, US
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