Reeves County-Pecos, Texas

Reeves County-Pecos, Texas (HM15MS)

Location: Pecos, TX 79772 Reeves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 25.658', W 103° 29.732'

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Flat, arid, grassy land with a moderate water supply from the Pecos River and springs in Toyah Valley. Yuma Indians are thought to have done irrigated farming here in 16th century. Mexicans later raised vegetables, grain.

Cattlemen moved in during the 1870s. Texas & Pacific Railway opened route to El Paso in 1882. Farmers, merchants, mechanics settled in Pecos City and Toyah. County was organized in 1884.

Modern irrigated agriculture began about 1900. Only dam on Pecos River in Texas was built in this county 1935. Privately owned deep wells are also used.
HM NumberHM15MS
Marker Number4227
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 642988 N 3477975
Decimal Degrees31.42763333, -103.49553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.658', W 103° 29.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 39.48" N, 103° 29' 43.92" 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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