Historical Marker

"C" Ranch House

Historical marker location:
Andrews, Texas
( From Andrews, 10 mi. from SH 158/FM 1788 intersection; private access. Marker size: Medallion and Plate. )

First privately owned land in Midland area, purchased in 1883 by Nelson Morris of Chicago. Then known as the Chicago Ranch, it had the first wire fence and windmill in West Texas and world's largest herd of Black Angus cattle.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966

Marker year: 1966

As one of the most visible programs of the Texas Historical Commission (THC), historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, including: the history and architecture of houses, commercial and public buildings, religious congregations, and military sites; events that changed the course of local and state history; and individuals who have made lasting contributions to our state, community organizations, and businesses.