Route of Marcy's Trail

Route of Marcy's Trail (HM1E3Y)

Location: Big Spring, TX 79720 Howard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.168', W 101° 28.535'

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Mapped by Captain Randolph B Marcy in charge of U.S. Army detail guarding citizens bound for California Gold Rush.
Captain Marcy exploded theory that West Texas was a desert. In making his map, he traveled along a chain of springs and lakes known to Comanche guide Manuel, in October 1849. Reached the Big Spring-a site marked by many converging Indian trails.
From here he went northeast toward the Red River.
Trail was later used by many emigrants, and was followed by a transcontinental railroad and stagecoach line.
HM NumberHM1E3Y
Series This marker is part of the The Comanche Trail into Mexico series
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 266695 N 3567450
Decimal Degrees32.21946667, -101.47558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.168', W 101° 28.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 10.08" N, 101° 28' 32.10" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-303 Comanche Trail Walking Path, Big Spring TX 79720, US
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