THE SOCIETY

The Ranger Historical Preservation Society was approved and chartered by the State of Texas, under the name of Central Texas Historical & Genealogical Preservation, Inc., October 22, 1990. In April 1993, the Society was officially organized with fifteen directors and officers. It will continue to work under the original charter but, for brevity, filed a certificate to do business as Ranger Historical Preservation Society.

 

 

PURPOSE

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

PROJECTS

HERITAGE CENTER

McCLESKEY NO. 1 DISCOVERY WELL SITE

RUTH TERRY DENNEY LIBRARY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

QUERIES

VISITOR CENTER


EASTLAND COUNTY SITES TO VISIT

Eastland Co. Demographics provided by the State of Texas(pdf)

Eastland County

Texas Midwest Community Network

Eastland County Gen Web Project

Ranger Independent School District   

TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SITES

Cyndi's List of Texas Genealogy Sites

Texas State Electronic Library

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Society is to research and preserve the history of Ranger, Eastland County and the surrounding area. Goals of the group are to research and preserve historical sites and buildings, apply for and secure historical markers for sites and buildings where appropriate, help others in their research, and own a building that will house genealogical and historical records for those interested in research.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

The Society has acquired, by donation, deed to the McCleskey No.1 Discovery Well site. A wooden derick has recently been reconstructed on the site.

Ranger Diamond Jubilee Celebration, April 23-30, 1994

"Merriman Cemetery" Historical Marker, dedicated May 15, 1993

"Old Time Country Festival" began prior to the organizing, in order to raise funds to paint the Roaring Ranger Museum. It has continued from 1991until now as an annual event the first Saturday of June.

"Ranger Hall of Fame" is the responsibility of the Society.

PROJECTS

 

Current projects include, but are not limited to, historical marker for the Ranger Airport, and sites of: McCleskey No.1, Discovery Well of the Ranger Oil Boom; The Texas Ranger Camp (Ranger Camp Valley), from which Ranger derived its name; and Merriman, first county seat of Eastland County (site of first courthouse). In addition, working to promote a tour of Ranger and Eastland County's historic points of interest to include its beautiful old homes and buildings.

HERITAGE CENTER

Of particular pride to the Society was the acquisition, by donation, of the building recently moved to the Society's "Heritage Center." This building will be known as the Ruth Terry Denney Library, which will house the Society's many books on various historical subjects and places, ethnic groups, family histories, reference books, various maps and census records and other valuable resources on microfilm. Members offer assistance to researchers in an effort to help when possible and to direct to other resources when known.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jeane Pruett (President),  Jr. (Vice-President), Rosemary Harper (Secretary), Stan Harper (Treasurer), J. R. Hunt,  Wanda Isbell, Lorene Oliver, Dorothy Elrod.

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Ranger Historical Preservation Society.

Ranger Historical Preservation Society is strictly a non-profit organization and depends soley on contributions.


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