Mitchell County

Mitchell County (HM29IM)

Location: Colorado City, TX 79512 Mitchell County
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N 32° 23.418', W 100° 52.124'

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Created 1876, from Bexar District. Named for Asa Mitchell, a soldier in Battle of Velasco, 1832, and member of consultation of 1835, and Eli, his brother, a soldier in battle at Gonzales, 1835. Organized 1881. Colorado City, County Seat, was 1880's cattle capital of Texas.

Rolling terrain broken by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Mineral deposits are brick and tile clays, potash, gypsum, salt and oil. Discovery well of the Permian Basin oil fields came in at Westbrook.

Small grains, cotton, hay and forage are principle crops. Livestock also raised.
HM NumberHM29IM
Year Placed1966
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 324226 N 3585234
Decimal Degrees32.39030000, -100.86873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.418', W 100° 52.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 25.08" N, 100° 52' 7.4400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 349 Oak St, Colorado City TX 79512, US
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