Comstock (HM1I54)

Location: Comstock, TX 78837 Val Verde County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 41.176', W 101° 10.345'

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In the early 1880s, Comstock developed as a station on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio railway because of the natural lake and water supply. The former townsite of Soto or Sotol City was replaced with Comstock, named after John B. Comstock, a railroad dispatcher. The community quickly grew and boasted a variety of establishments. The town was a key element in the wool and lamb industry and served as a temporary home to several Texas Rangers. After World War II and advances in technology, the population declined. Comstock is an example of the influence of small communities that led to the development of larger commercial cities.

175 Years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011
HM NumberHM1I54
Marker Number16779
Year Placed2011
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 289793 N 3285996
Decimal Degrees29.68626667, -101.17241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 41.176', W 101° 10.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 41' 10.56" N, 101° 10' 20.7" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-90, Comstock TX 78837, US
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