Christopher Columbus Doty

Christopher Columbus Doty (HM1YPK)

Location: Eldorado, TX 76936 Schleicher County
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N 31° 3.328', W 100° 30.824'

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(April 16, 1857 - October 26, 1944)

First permanent citizen of Schleicher County. Came to Texas from Missouri, 1879. Soon bought headquarters at Ten-Mile Water Hole (1/2 mi. east). Drilled first water well in county 1882 and erected first windmill south of Concho River, thus establishing area's agricultural industry.
     The organization of this county in 1901 included his property and he was elected first tax assessor-collector. Later was justice of the peace, a rancher, active Methodist and a Mason. He married Alice Pancoast on June 3, 1887 and they had one daughter, Annie Marie.
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 355565 N 3436733
Decimal Degrees31.05546667, -100.51373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.328', W 100° 30.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 19.68" N, 100° 30' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-277, Eldorado TX 76936, US
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