The Spade Ranch

The Spade Ranch (HM1EBV)

Location: Levelland, TX 79336 Hockley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 35.253', W 102° 12.397'

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Founded by Isaac L. Ellwood (1833-1910), inventor who made a fortune in barbed wire, and bought (1889) from veteran cattlemen D.H. and J.W. Snyder an 8 x 25-mile range (128,000 acres) in Hale, Hockley, Lamb and Lubbock counties. This range was used for Spade-branded calves from Renderbrook Spring, his southmost ranch, in Mitchell County. He continued buying South Plains land until Spade Range was 54 miles long. Headquarters (originally in Lamb County) was moved to South Camp (3/10 mi. N of here) after farm-land sales in 1920s.

Ellwood's descendants still own and operate the Spade.
Marker Number5430
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 759243 N 3719923
Decimal Degrees33.58755000, -102.20661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.253', W 102° 12.397'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 15.18" N, 102° 12' 23.82" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9801 Unnamed Road, Levelland TX 79336, US
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