Marienfeld (HM1MFS)

Location: Stanton, TX 79782 Martin County
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N 32° 7.875', W 101° 47.445'

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Former name of Stanton. Begun as German colony by 5 German Catholics from Kansas, who pitched tents here, near new Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1881.
The site — with a water tank, section house, telegraph office - bore name Grelton, but settlers had it changed to Marienfeld, German for "Field of Mary."
County was created 1876 and named for Wylie Martin, senator in Republic of Texas. When the county organized, town became county seat. First commissioners court met here December 13, 1884.
Through Protestant influence, town was renamed Stanton, 1890.
Marker Number3212
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 236729 N 3558395
Decimal Degrees32.13125000, -101.79075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 7.875', W 101° 47.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 7' 52.5" N, 101° 47' 26.7" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 St Peter St, Stanton TX 79782, US
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