Midland County

Midland County (HM1MIP)

Location: Midland, TX 79706 Midland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 55.635', W 102° 13.242'

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(Created and Organized, March 1885)

First known as the junction of many trails and site of the last Comanche raid into Texas.

In 1881 the Texas and Pacific Railroad was built; equi-distant between El Paso and Fort Worth, this became known as Midland. First settler was a sheepman in 1882. Cattlemen came with Herefords in 1888. Water wells and windmills lured small farmers.

Became headquarters for 1928 Permian Basin oil discovery. In 1945 its first well came in.

The "Midland Man", oldest skeletal remains in North America (18,500 B.C.), was found in 1954.
Marker Number3363
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 762772 N 3535744
Decimal Degrees31.92725000, -102.22070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 55.635', W 102° 13.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 55' 38.1" N, 102° 13' 14.52" 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 3300 Farm to Market 1788, Midland TX 79706, US
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