William Edward Russell

William Edward Russell (HM15BE)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
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N 30° 18.503', W 104° 2.353'

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Kentucky native William Edward Russell (1839-1890) came to Texas in the 1850s and worked his way to the Big Bend region, where he traded along the Chihuahua Trail and had a store at the Horsehead Crossing of the Pecos River. Russell became a prominent landowner, rancher, merchant, farmer and silver miner in the Presidio County/Northern Mexico region. He acquired property along the Old River Road between Candelaria and Presidio and founded the settlement of Ruidoso, where he constructed irrigation ditches and set up a mill. He held several county political offices, including commissioner and sheriff. He and his wife, Maria Tomasita Rodriguez, had seven children, four of whom lived past young childhood.
HM NumberHM15BE
Marker Number12622
Year Placed2002
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 592379 N 3353348
Decimal Degrees30.30838333, -104.03921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.503', W 104° 2.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 30.18" N, 104° 2' 21.18" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 355 S Tenison St, Marfa TX 79843, US
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