The XIT Ranch South Line

The XIT Ranch South Line (HM1ED9)

Location: Muleshoe, TX 79347 Bailey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.905', W 102° 44.016'

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(About 100 feet south of this marker)

One of most famous boundaries in Texas. Marked edge of XIT — ranch empire bartered away by Texas for its Capitol building.

The 16th Legislature in 1879 designated a 3,000,000-acre tract to be used in payment for the Capitol. The grant extended 200 miles north from line here. Besides portion in this county, it included lands in counties of Castro, Cochran, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Hartley, Hockley, Lamb, Oldham, and Parmer. Heading the investors who built the Capitol were wealthy Chicago merchants, John V. and C.B. Farwell. Their surveying was begun in 1886.
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HM NumberHM1ED9
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Marker Number5456
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 708870 N 3784629
Decimal Degrees34.18175000, -102.73360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.905', W 102° 44.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 54.30" N, 102° 44' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1759 Co Rd 1090, Muleshoe TX 79347, US
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