Van Horn Wells

Van Horn Wells (HM1E3G)

Location: Van Horn, TX 79855 Culberson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 53.228', W 104° 47.457'

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(One-Half Mile West)

Only dependable water supply in miles of arid terrain. Used by Indians for centuries. Named for either Maj. Jefferson Van Horne (who passed here en route to establish fort at El Paso, in 1849), or for Lt. J.J. Van Horn (stationed here to fight Indians, 1859). Wagon trains from south Texas welcomed the "seep-water" from wells, as did soldiers on San Antonio—El Paso military road. Riders for "Jackass Mail" (San Antonio—San Diego) stopped here, and the Butterfield Mail Line built a stage stand at wells, 1859. Town of Van Horn grew up (12 miles north) in 1880s.
HM NumberHM1E3G
Marker Number7926
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 519980 N 3417112
Decimal Degrees30.88713333, -104.79095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 53.228', W 104° 47.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 53' 13.68" N, 104° 47' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1130 Unnamed Road, Van Horn TX 79855, US
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