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 nearbyCisco, Eastland, and Desdemona, werepetroleum 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 properties of Frank Kell, Joseph A. Kemp, and later Orville Bullington ofWichita 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.
Roaring Ranger Museum
Location of Ranger, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°28′12″N 98°40′36″W|
Ranger is located at (32.470102, -98.676734).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which, 7.0 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.82%) is water.
The city is served by the Ranger Independent School District and home to the Ranger High School Bulldogs.