Prude Ranch

Prude Ranch (HM2DCG)

Location: Fort Davis, TX 79734 Jeff Davis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 36.325', W 103° 56.92'

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Andrew Prude purchased three sections of land here in 1897 from J.F. Taylor, and established the A.G. Prude Ranch. Soon he moved his wife Ora to a small log house on their property on Limpia Creek. In 1900 he completed a wooden frame house for their family, and in 1902 he added 1257 acres to the ranch. In 1911 a large 2-story ranch house was built of adobe bricks cast in a nearby stock tank, and was called the "Big House." By 1920 Andrew Prude had expanded his ranch to 40 sections of land.

In 1921 the Prudes started a guest ranch to share the beauty of the land and cool summer months with city dwellers. Early guests arrived on the Southern Pacific Railroad. When a severe drought and the Depression of the 1930s forced Andrew Prude to sell his cattle and most of his land, the Prudes decided to operate the guest ranch full time. Soon a new highway was built, and guests traveled here from many locales. New guest houses were built, and a coaching school and rodeo were added, followed by summer camps for boys and girls, and educational programs. The facilities have expanded over the years to accommodate a wide variety of activities. Prude Ranch continues to be a popular tourist destination.
Year Placed1996
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 600780 N 3386344
Decimal Degrees30.60541667, -103.94866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 36.325', W 103° 56.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 36' 19.5" N, 103° 56' 55.2" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Prude Guest Ranch Rd, Fort Davis TX 79734, US
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