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Welcome to Ranger ...

The city of Ranger is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Ranger is located in Eastland County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Ranger, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Ranger, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ranger has a population of 2,344 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Ranger is 1,430 feet [436 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ranger lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ranger is located in the (254) area code.

The ZIP code for Ranger: 76470<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ranger had an population of 2,344 people. This is a decrease of 5.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ranger had a population of 2,468 people (which is 13.28% of the total population of Eastland County). This makes Ranger the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,468 people, the population of Ranger decreased 4.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,584 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ranger.

Communities Also Named Ranger ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Ranger - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Saskatchewan, Tennessee and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ranger.

Communities near Ranger ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ranger.

  • Eastland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Cisco
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,850 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco <6>
  • Gorman
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
    • Gorman is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,033 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorman <6>
  • Strawn
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Gordon
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Carbon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon <6>
  • Mingus
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingus
    • Mingus is located in Palo Pinto County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mingus <6>
  • Olden
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • La Casa ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Casa
    • La Casa is located in Stephens County
  • Gunsight ‑ Historic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunsight
    • Gunsight is located in Stephens County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ranger. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ranger.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ranger. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ranger.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ranger. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ranger.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ranger ...

Looking for more information about Ranger? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ranger, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ranger.

Adding Ranger to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ranger in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ranger was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Ranger post office opened in 1880.

We also found Ranger in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ranger.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ranger. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Eastland County: www.eastlandcountytexas.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Eastland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ranger.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ranger - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ranger). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ranger or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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