Great Western Trail

Great Western Trail (HM1R9J)

Location: Throckmorton, TX 76483 Throckmorton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 12.824', W 99° 11.815'

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Between 1874 and 1886, millions of cattle were driven up the Great Western Trail from south Texas to the midwestern U.S., where they were sent east to market by train. The Great Western surpassed the Chisholm Trail in both length and volume. The trail passed through Throckmorton County and had a major impact on its development. Many area ranches built herds from "drags" of the Western Trail; drovers sold or gave these cattle to ranchers because they were too weak or young to make the entire trek. Cattle ranching would become the major economic base in the county. Modern U.S. Highway 183 follows the exact route of the trail from Throckmorton to Seymour.
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HM NumberHM1R9J
Marker Number15927
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 481649 N 3674999
Decimal Degrees33.21373333, -99.19691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.824', W 99° 11.815'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 49.44" N, 99° 11' 48.9" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-283, Throckmorton TX 76483, US
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