Water on South Side of Square

Water on South Side of Square (HM1DE6)

Location: Comanche, TX 76442 Comanche County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.851', W 98° 36.281'

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1859 first courthouse built near Fleming Oak at SW cor Sq was of slim log poles set on end (as a picket fence) with dirt floor & plank roof. The hand dug well was to furnish water to courthouse & public. As buildings burned on N side Sq in 1868 men made 2 lines from well on S side of Sq & passed water buckets to blaze. In July 1871 court ordered J. D. Wright to clean well, wall with stone from bottom to 2-1/2' above top of ground, cover with trap door, place pulley, two buckets & rope. Court ordered 12-14-1912 that well on S side of Sq be level with ground & covered. At removal of rock debris Oscar Callaway, a young lawyer suggested top be saved. 1912 S. L. Mull paid $25 for top for farm well. In 1996 his family Ms. Dois Mull & Bob Mull donated top to Comanche County to be replaced on well. Well rebuilt by Preston Cox.
HM NumberHM1DE6
Placed ByComanche County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 537381 N 3529144
Decimal Degrees31.89751667, -98.60468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.851', W 98° 36.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 51.06" N, 98° 36' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 W Central Ave, Comanche TX 76442, US
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