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Ledbetter Picket House

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Webb Park, 112 Main Street, Albany, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 43' 23.22051999996", -99° 17' 58.46290000008"
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    William Henry Ledbetter (1833-84), a native of Georgia, came to Texas in 1858, and established a salt works on Hubbard Creek (8 miles southwest) in 1862. Ledbetter withstood fierce Indians attacks before moving near Fort Griffin (15 miles north). He was elected first county judge in 1875. In the mid-1870s, Ledbetter built this picket house near the army post, using construction methods typical of this frontier region. It was moved here and restored by the city of Albany in 1953. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1962

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Ledbetter Picket House Historical Marker Location Map, Albany, Texas