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Harmonson Ranch

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US 380, E of Newcastle, Newcastle, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 11' 37.74683000004", -98° 43' 40.35370000008"
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    Kentucky native Peter Harmonson (1797-1865) came to Texas in 1845 as a settler in the . The following year he helped form Denton County, where he served as the first sheriff. In 1854 he brought his family here and established a ranch near this site known as Harmonson Rancho. An organizer of Young County, he served as its first chief justice. He died from a wound received in an Indian raid on the Elm Creek community. In 1869, after it was sold, his ranch site and his son Z. J. Jack Harmonson figured in a skirmish between Indians and local cattlemen.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Harmonson Ranch Historical Marker Location Map, Newcastle, Texas

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