Old Dewey Lake

Old Dewey Lake (HM1ZHI)

Location: Crosbyton, TX 79322 Crosby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 39.871', W 101° 10.531'

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Once an important landmark for early surveys of this area, Dewey Lake got its name after surveyors returned from here to headquarters and found, to their embarrassment, they had not yet named this site. Gallantly, they decided to call it after land office employee Miss Dewey.
Lake Shore was site of Texas Ranger Camp "Roberts" (1879-1882) and the "Stag House," barracks for the cowboys of the Two Buckle Ranch. Surveyors often camped here, too.
The lake disappeared in the 1880s after two creeks eroded its shores, forming a new channel which drained the lake basin.
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 298290 N 3727082
Decimal Degrees33.66451667, -101.17551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.871', W 101° 10.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 52.26" N, 101° 10' 31.86" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM2591, Crosbyton TX 79322, US
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