Site of Western Cattle Trail

Site of Western Cattle Trail (HM1S7Z)

Location: Abilene, TX 79605 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.098', W 99° 46.326'

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The main route–1876 to 1887–for several hundred thousand longhorns driven north to stock ranches and Indian reservations and to supply beef market.
     Was also called Dodge City Trail, for its main terminus; or Fort Griffin Trail, for the site where feeder trails joined.
     This major branch began in south Texas, passed the western outskirts of Abilene, and from here moved northeast to Fort Griffin. An alternate route ran to the Red River, then to Kansas.
     Use of the trail ceased after fenced ranges blocked route and Texas & Pacific Railway arrived.
HM NumberHM1S7Z
Marker Number4913
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 427429 N 3590760
Decimal Degrees32.45163333, -99.77210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.098', W 99° 46.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 5.88" N, 99° 46' 19.56" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3906-3938 I-20BL, Abilene TX 79605, US
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