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BUD MATTHEWS, TEXAS

Shackelford County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

US 180
13 Miles W of Albany
NE of Abilene
Population: Unnown

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Shackelford County TX - Cattle Car
Cattle Car
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
History on a Pinhead

This authentic, well-preserved cattle car appears out of nowhere on the otherwise monotonous drive of highway 180. Bud Matthews was a cattle shipping point, as well as a witness to the passing of the Butterfield Overland Stage Line - the transcontinental mail service (1858-1861) under contract to the U.S. Postal Service prior to the competition of the railroad.

Bud Matthews appears in both the 1920s and 1940s Shackleford County map.
Shackelford County TX -Trail Butterfield Overland Mail Marker
Trail of The Butterfield Overland Mail Marker
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Shackelford County TX - Windmill in Bud Matthews
Windmill and marker in Bud Matthews
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Shackelford County TX -Bud Matthews sign
Bud Matthews sign
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Shackelford County TX - Loading Chute
Loading Chute
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Editor’s Note:
If anyone knows if Bud Matthews was a driver, drover, landowner or cattle baron; we’d like to provide space for his story. We include his namesake town in our list of towns in hope of receiving additional information. Please email history@texasescapes.com
Subject: Bud Matthews

I believe Bud Matthews was the husband of Sallie Reynolds Matthews. She wrote 'INTERWOVEN, A PIONEER CHRONICLE' In the 1930's. They were a cattle family. - Kim Garnett, Denton, TX, February 17, 2011
Shackelford County TX - Cattle Car
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
TX Shackelford County 1920s map
Shackelford County 1920s map showing Bud Matthew
From Texas state map #10749

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Shackelford County TX 1940s map
Shackelford County 1940s map showing
Albany, Sedwick, Moran & Fort Griffin
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Bud Matthews, Texas Nearby Towns:
Albany | Abilene | Breckenridge | Eastland
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