Colorado City Standpipe

Colorado City Standpipe (HM294M)

Location: Colorado City, TX 79512 Mitchell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.977', W 100° 50.317'

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In response to the need for a water supply system for Colorado, as this town was then known, the city's governing body issued waterwork bonds in 1884. The bond money was used to build this standpipe and to lay mains through which the city's water supply could run. The 90-foot steel standpipe was erected in 1884 by Riter and Conley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and continues in use as a storage facility for emergency water needs. The development of the city's water services was a major factor in the town's survival in the dry West Texas area.
HM NumberHM294M
Year Placed1985
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 327045 N 3584370
Decimal Degrees32.38295000, -100.83861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.977', W 100° 50.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 58.62" N, 100° 50' 19.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 340 TX-208, Colorado City TX 79512, US
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