John R. Holland

John R. Holland (HM15I9)

Location: Alpine, TX 79830 Brewster County
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N 30° 21.441', W 103° 39.753'

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(1852 - 1922)

Born in Wharton County, John Riley Holland as a young man moved to Brady (McCulloch Co.) to become a rancher. He married Mary L. Fuller in 1881; the couple had two children, Crystal and Clay. By 1884, the Hollands moved to Presidio County near Murphyville (now Alpine) and John established a ranching operation in the Davis Mountains. In 1907, he acquired property in Alpine and constructed the Hotel Holland the next year. It became a gathering place for ranchers and businessmen and is near the site of Crystal (Holland) Spannell's murder in 1916. Today, John R. Holland is remembered as a rancher, entrepreneur and civic leader whose activities were vital to the growth of Alpine.
HM NumberHM15I9
Marker Number15965
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 628535 N 3359141
Decimal Degrees30.35735000, -103.66255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.441', W 103° 39.753'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 26.46" N, 103° 39' 45.18" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 W Holland Ave, Alpine TX 79830, US
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