Ozona's First Water Well

Ozona's First Water Well (HM2720)

Location: Ozona, TX 76943 Crockett County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 42.682', W 101° 12.033'

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Focus for civic life in early Ozona. City founder E. M. Powell provided the water well equipped with 18-foot windmill, a water trough, and a small cypress tank.

At first meeting of Crockett County Commissioners Court, July 22, 1891, under a liveoak near the well, the sheriff was instructed to operate the city water works. At the time, tents housed most homes and stores, and water was hauled from city well—often by children using toy wagons. In a few years homes had private wells and windmills. A modern system piped water throughout the city in the early 1900s.
HM NumberHM2720
Year Placed1971
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 289267 N 3399682
Decimal Degrees30.71136667, -101.20055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.682', W 101° 12.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 40.92" N, 101° 12' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)325, 432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901 Ave D, Ozona TX 76943, US
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