Pumpville (HM23TA)

Location: Langtry, TX 78871 Val Verde County
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N 29° 54.525', W 101° 45.51'

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In 1882, the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway created a water stop for steam engines on a new line through this area. Two and a half miles north of this site, the company built a pumphouse, depot and other facilities. A community first known as Samuels and later renamed Pumpville developed around the rail amenities. Residents worked for the rail company or area ranches, which used the stop as a way to get livestock to market. With the advent of the diesel engine, which did not require water, the railroad removed its structures, and only the ranching community remained. The townsite, which once boasted a post office, schools and general store, remains a focal point for the local population.
HM NumberHM23TA
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 233653 N 3311872
Decimal Degrees29.90875000, -101.75850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.525', W 101° 45.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 31.5" N, 101° 45' 30.6" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-90, Langtry TX 78871, US
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