Shafter's Trail

Shafter's Trail (HM15PJ)

Location: Andrews, TX 79714 Andrews County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 18.845', W 102° 32.723'

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In 1875, Col. Wm. R. Shafter and a company of soldiers traveled from Fort Concho (where San Angelo is today) to Monument Springs, N. Mex., charting the arid plains, mapping all the vital watering places.

This marker is in the only town of today through which Shafter's Trail passes. Here Col. Shafter, defending his party, chased Indians who ran 12 miles to the northwest. Thus he found the salt lake known ever after by his name. His expedition's maps of this formerly unknown land opened the Permian Basin to settlement.
HM NumberHM15PJ
Marker Number4654
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 731088 N 3577897
Decimal Degrees32.31408333, -102.54538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.845', W 102° 32.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 50.70" N, 102° 32' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-599 Andrews St, Andrews TX 79714, US
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