J.S. Abercrombie Mineral Company

J.S. Abercrombie Mineral Company (HM291R)

Location: Markham, TX 77456 Matagorda County
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N 28° 57.646', W 96° 3.931'

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Oil Well Pumping Rig

In 1920, near Clemville, Texas, J.S. Abercrombie Mineral Company put this pumping rig into operation on a new oil well at a location west of present El Dorado Road. In 1927 the well went dry, and the pumping rig was not used again.

In 1980 J.G. "Pappy" Stone donated this example of an early oil well pumping rig to A.W. "Al" Hurta, Matagorda County Commissioner, Precinct No. 4. The same year it was moved to this location and restored as a reminder of the county's oil production in the early years of this century.
HM NumberHM291R
Year Placed1980
Placed ByMatagorda County & J.G. "Pappy" Stone
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14J E 785993 N 6792812
Decimal Degrees28.96076667, -96.06551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 57.646', W 96° 3.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 57' 38.7600" N, 96° 3' 55.8600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 608 Broadway, Markham TX 77456, US
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