Mitchell County

Mitchell County (HM29IO)

Location: Colorado City, TX 79512 Mitchell County
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N 32° 23.414', W 100° 52.104'

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Settled after Indians left Texas in 1875. One of 128 counties created (Aug. 21, 1876) from Bexar Territory covering West Texas to the Panhandle and El Paso. Named for Mitchell Brothers, Asa and Eli, Texas War for Independence veterans. Organized Jan. 10, 1881 when the railroad came, making county seat Colorado City West Texas' "Mother City" and first boom town.

Oil, sheep and cattle ranching center. Historic sites include Comanche Indian Village; seven wells, last buffalo watering hole. Annual events: Colorado City Frontier Roundup and Tumbleweed Festival.
HM NumberHM29IO
Year Placed1965
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 324257 N 3585226
Decimal Degrees32.39023333, -100.86840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.414', W 100° 52.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 24.84" N, 100° 52' 6.24" 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 349 Oak St, Colorado City TX 79512, US
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