Place:Ranger, Eastland, Texas, United States

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NameRanger
TypeCity
Coordinates32.47°N 98.677°W
Located inEastland, Texas, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery
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Ranger is a city in Eastland County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,468 at the 2010 census. Ranger College, a community college, is the second largest employer in the community.

During the 1920s, Ranger, like nearby Cisco, Eastland, and Desdemona, were petroleum boomtowns.

In the 1920s, Ranger had railroad service through the since defunct Wichita Falls, Ranger, and Fort Worth Railroad, acquired by the Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad, one of the properites of Frank Kell, Joseph A. Kemp, and later Orville Bullington of Wichita Falls, Texas. The Wichita Falls and Southern was abandoned in 1954.

Ranger Antique Airfield dates back to 1911. Pilot Amelia Earhart landed at the field in 1931 in her Pitcairn Autogyro. Ranger Airfield has two grass runways: 1/19 - 3400 x 80 ft. and 17/35; 1950 x 60 ft.

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