Pope's Crossing

Pope's Crossing (HM1ITJ)

Location: , TX Reeves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 56.701', W 103° 59.571'

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Used by emigrants and the Southern (Butterfield) Overland Mail which linked St. Louis and San Francisco with semi-weekly mail, 1858-1861. Headquarters in 1855 of Captain John Pope, supervisor of the drilling of the first deep well west of the 98th meridian. They struck water at 244 feet but sank to 1140 hoping to strike artesian flow. The well caved before its value could be determined. This $100,00 experiment pointed the way to deep well drilling in the Great Plains.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCarved Stone
Marker Number4071
Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13J E 595189 N 6465216
Decimal Degrees31.94501667, -103.99285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 56.701', W 103° 59.571'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 56' 42.06" N, 103° 59' 34.26" W
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Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4598-4698 US-285, TX , US
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