(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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 628535 N 3359141|
|Decimal Degrees||30.35735000, -103.66255000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 21.441', W 103° 39.753'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 21' 26.46" N, 103° 39' 45.18" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 W Holland Ave, Alpine TX 79830, US|
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