Located in northeastern Eastland County, Ranger was named from the Texas Rangers who had a camp in a valley about two miles northeast of the area in the 1870s. In 1880 the railway was built a couple of miles west of the valley called Ranger Camp Valley. The residents moved to the railway and established the town of Ranger. It then became a trade center for Stephens County which was an important wheat-producing area to the north. Oil was discovered after a drought came in 1917. This made Ranger boom to become an oil-producing area. To depict the history of the oil boom in the town, the chamber of commerce established the Roaring Ranger Museum in 1982.
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