Rath City

Rath City (HM1SKT)

Location: Aspermont, TX 79502 Stonewall County
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N 33° 0.588', W 100° 10.876'

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(4 mi. SW)

In 1876 during an international demand for buffalo hides, Charles Rath (1836-1902) founded this town. He opened the Rath, Lee & Reynolds mercantile store. He sold supplies and bought the hides from the buffalo hunters. On one occasion in 1877 there were 1,100,000 hides at his trading post. The town, also known as "Reynolds City", boasted a corral, hide yard, saloon and restaurant. Skins stretched across poles sheltered the hunters. A tower beside the corral was used as a lookout to ward off Indian attacks. By 1879, the buffalo disappeared and the town vanished.
Marker Number4203
Year Placed1979
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 389659 N 3652993
Decimal Degrees33.00980000, -100.18126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 0.588', W 100° 10.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 0' 35.28" N, 100° 10' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)806, 940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-83, Aspermont TX 79502, US
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