Henry H. Campbell

Henry H. Campbell (HM1Z5C)

Location: Floydada, TX 79235 Motley County
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N 33° 57.899', W 101° 1.526'

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A native of North Carolina, Henry Harrison Campbell arrived in Texas with his family in 1854. Following his service in the Confederate army, he worked as a cattle drover. In 1879, with four other investors, he founded the Matador Ranch at Ballard Springs (ten miles southeast).
Campbell's wife, Elizabeth Bundy, joined him at the ranch in 1880. Refusing to live underground in a dugout, she insisted on camping in a tent until lumber could be hauled in for a two-room house. She served as hostess and nurse at the ranch, and later was post-mistress at Matador.
In its first three years, the Matador Ranch holdings grew to include 40,000 head of cattle on 100,000 acres of land, with an additional 1.5 million acres of free range rights. In 1882 the ranch was bought by a Scottish syndicate, The Matador Land & Cattle Company, LTD. Campbell continued his association with the ranch, serving as ranch superintendent until 1890.
Henry H. Campbell led efforts to create Motley County in 1891. After serving two terms as county judge, he retired to concentrate on his ranch interests on Dutchman Creek. He died in Matador on May 23, 1911.
HM NumberHM1Z5C
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 312864 N 3760121
Decimal Degrees33.96498333, -101.02543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.899', W 101° 1.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 53.94" N, 101° 1' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-62, Floydada TX 79235, US
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