Bents Creek

Bents Creek (HM1R7X)

Location: Borger, TX 79007 Hutchinson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 44.647', W 101° 25.057'

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(About 15 miles east)

Named for Charles (1799-1847) and William Bent (1809-1869), famed for frontier trading with mountain men and "wild" Indians. As early as 1835 they came from their headquarters near present La Junta, Colo., to trade with the Kiowas and Comanches along the Canadian River, in this vicinity. They built at least three posts along the river and tributary creeks; most permanent post was Fort Adobe, built 1843-1844. In the ruins of this fort (NE of here) Kit Carson fought his last big Indian battle (1864), and buffalo hunters and Indians fought the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1874.
HM NumberHM1R7X
Marker Number375
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 281383 N 3958263
Decimal Degrees35.74411667, -101.41761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 44.647', W 101° 25.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 44' 38.82" N, 101° 25' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-152, Borger TX 79007, US
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