Emigrants' Crossing

Emigrants' Crossing (HM15MQ)

Location: Pecos, TX 79772 Reeves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 25.66', W 103° 29.727'

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(20 mi. SE)

One of the few spots where pioneer travelers could cross the Pecos River by fording. At Emigrants' Crossing, the deep, treacherous river flows over exposed rock. It is one of only three fords in a 60-mile segment of the stream, and was the one favored by parties migrating in 1849 from the eastern United States to west coast gold fields.

Often called the California Emigrants' Crossing, or the Red River Trail crossing, it was also the one used in 1858 by coaches of Butterfield Overland Mail, which had an adobe station and a high-walled adobe corral there.
HM NumberHM15MQ
Marker Number1473
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 642996 N 3477978
Decimal Degrees31.42766667, -103.49545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.66', W 103° 29.727'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 39.60" N, 103° 29' 43.62" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 E 1st St, Pecos TX 79772, US
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