Original Townsite of Andrews

Original Townsite of Andrews (HM15PH)

Location: Andrews, TX 79714 Andrews County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 19.027', W 102° 33.281'

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Founded when Andrews County was organized, in 1910, on land owned by Robert Madison Means (b. 1878). With his father, J.S. Means, "Bob" Means began homesteading here in 1899 and organized an abstract company in 1909. When Andrews battled Shafter City to acquire county seat, Means donated lots to local cowboys so they could vote; helped win election. Married Atwood Wilder, 1910; was county clerk, 1918-1922; civic leader throughout life.

Town has grown through many gifts of real estate and funds from Means, who retired after finding oil on his land in 1934.
HM NumberHM15PH
Marker Number166
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 730204 N 3578213
Decimal Degrees32.31711667, -102.55468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.027', W 102° 33.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 1.62" N, 102° 33' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 W Broadway St, Andrews TX 79714, US
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