Hardscramble

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Hardscramble
Hardscramble is located in Texas
Hardscramble
Hardscramble
Hardscramble is located in the US
Hardscramble
Hardscramble
Location 1806 Tschoepe Rd.,
Seguin, Texas
Coordinates 29°38′4″N 97°52′52″W / 29.63444°N 97.88111°W / 29.63444; -97.88111Coordinates: 29°38′4″N 97°52′52″W / 29.63444°N 97.88111°W / 29.63444; -97.88111
Built 1841 (1841)
Built by Ben McCulloch, State of Texas
NRHP reference # 11000424[1]
Added to NRHP July 6, 2011

Hardscramble is the name given to an early 1800s stone structure located near Seguin, Texas, that was used as a home station by some of the earliest and most famous of Texas Rangers.

History[edit]

According to research for a Texas historical marker, Hardscramble located on 1806 Tschoepe Rd., Seguin, Texas was the home station of early Texas Rangers, Henry McCulloch[2] and Benjamin McCulloch[3] from 1841 until 1853.

Nathaniel Benton[4] occupied the building in 1858 and later in 1871, it was home to Elijah Dale.

A Texas Centennial marker was placed to honor the location and its history in 1936.[5] The old ranger station and marker still stand at the location and occasional tours can be arranged locally.[6]

A second and older adobe Walnut Branch Ranger Station and hospital once stood at the corner of Court and Guadalupe Streets. It was used by the Caldwell, Callahan and Hays Rangers. No longer standing, it was unexpectedly razed around 2000. A city historical marker has been placed to honor and identify the location.[7]

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Guadalupe County, Texas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (July 15, 2011). "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 7/05/11 through 7/08/11". National Park Service. Retrieved February 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ Harold J. Weiss, Jr., "MCCULLOCH, HENRY EUSTACE," Handbook of Texas Online [1], accessed July 03, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  3. ^ Thomas W. Cutrer, "MCCULLOCH, BENJAMIN," Handbook of Texas Online [2], accessed July 03, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  4. ^ Stephanie P. Niemeyer, "BENTON, NATHANIEL," Handbook of Texas Online [3], accessed July 03, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  5. ^ 9key, Hardscramble marker
  6. ^ Seguin Gazette article
  7. ^ Texas Almanac, 1964-1965, Book, 1963; digital images, : accessed July 04, 2012, University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas.

External links[edit]

National Register of Historic Places Listings, 2011