Shafter Lake Townsite

Shafter Lake Townsite (HM15QC)

Location: Andrews, TX 79714 Andrews County
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N 32° 24.191', W 102° 41.109'

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First town in yet-unorganized Andrews County. Platted 1908.

Named for lake charted in 1875 survey of Col. Wm. R. Shafter, whose maps and victories over powerful Indians opened the Permian Basin to settlement.

Water trough built by John Underwood of Shafter Lake Sand and Gravel is on site then set aside for a courthouse. It was stopping place for ranchers and freighters on way from Jal and Monument, N. Mex., into Texas. Town started to grow around trough. But when vote in 1910 county organization gave county seat to Andrews, town moved there.
HM NumberHM15QC
Marker Number4653
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 717713 N 3587484
Decimal Degrees32.40318333, -102.68515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.191', W 102° 41.109'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 11.46" N, 102° 41' 6.54" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2926-2974 Farm to Market 1967, Andrews TX 79714, US
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