Terlingua (HM15D0)

Location: Terlingua, TX 79852 Brewster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 19.172', W 103° 36.387'

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Famous Texas Ghost Town

With the Mother-Ore Cinnabar strike in 1890, Terlingua became the world's quicksilver capital, yielding 40 percent of nation's need by 1922.

Its name from Terlingua (three tongues) creek nearby, was coined by Mexican herders. Comanche, Shawnees and Apaches lived on its upper reaches.

Howard E. Perry's two-story mansion overlooked his Chisos Mining Company and townsite here, where 2,000 miners once used its jail, church, ice cream parlor and theater. The mine flooded, mineral price fell and Terlingua died after World War II.
HM NumberHM15D0
Marker Number6478
Year Placed1966
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 635319 N 3244193
Decimal Degrees29.31953333, -103.60645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 19.172', W 103° 36.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 19' 10.32" N, 103° 36' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 319 FM 170, Terlingua TX 79852, US
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