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Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek

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Putnam vicinity, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 22' 56.07558999984", -99° 8' 13.14585999996"
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     Nearby Battle Creek was given its name in 1840 by a small band of men who had traveled to this area in search of hostile Indians. A fight took place near the creek when a raiding party attacked the group. Approximately, twenty years later, cattleman John Hittson (1831-1880) established his ranch headquarters at the site of the battleground. The headquarters, used only when cattle were rounded up from surrounding lands, consisted of corrals, branding pens, and a small shelter. It is believed to be the first ranching headquarters established in Callahan County. (1984)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek Historical Marker Location Map, Putnam vicinity, Texas