Willow Springs

Willow Springs (HM1E3V)

Location: Bethesda, TX 20894 Winkler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 39.877', W 103° 1.072'

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Located 6.6 miles east of this site in the Sand Hills, Willow Springs was known to Comanche Indians and to West Texas pioneers as an important source of water. It was frequently used by gold seekers on their way to California after the 1849 gold discovery there. In 1901,"Judge" A. Hayes found the remains of a charred 40-wagon train at Willow Springs. Evidence indicates there had been a killing at the site, and artifacts from the unidentified massacre have been placed at Sul Ross State University in Alpine.
HM NumberHM1E3V
Series This marker is part of the The Comanche Trail into Mexico series
Marker Number5853
Year Placed1964
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 687918 N 3504968
Decimal Degrees31.66461667, -103.01786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 39.877', W 103° 1.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 39' 52.62" N, 103° 1' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5853 TX-18, Bethesda TX 20894, US
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