Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters

Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters (HM1ZHJ)

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N 33° 39.871', W 101° 10.531'

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Kentucky Cattle Raising Company

Headquarters for the Two Buckle Ranch was built near this site, at Silver Falls, in 1884 by the Kentucky Cattle Raising Company, which had been founded two years earlier by a group of Louisville, Kentucky distillers. Claude Tilford was hired by the company to manage the 145,240-acre ranch. A variety of grain and hay crops were grown. The ranch's cattle operation featured cross breeding and separation of breeding stock.
In 1901 the C.B. Livestock Company bought 90,000 acres of the land and used the established headquarters for its -N- Ranching and plains land development operations. A dipping vat was built in 1912 and was used by all area cattlemen to combat Texas cattle fever. Since the 1915 breakup of the C.B. Livestock Company, succeeding owners have continued to add to and preserve the original headquarters site. A barn, garage, concrete storage tank, as well as a dam across White River were added during the 1920s.
Over the years, this land has been home for a number of families who have contributed to Crosby County's ranching heritage. The Two Buckle Ranch Headquarters is a historic member of this early West Texas Industry.
Year Placed1984
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.66451667, -101.17551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.871', W 101° 10.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 52.2600" N, 101° 10' 31.8600" W
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