The Seventh Earl of Aylesford

The Seventh Earl of Aylesford (HM29KQ)

Location: Big Spring, TX 79720 Howard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 15.174', W 101° 28.558'

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Joseph Heneage Finch (b.1849), an English nobleman, left his ancestral home in 1883 after a scandalous divorce. Attracted by cheap land and good hunting, the Earl of Aylesford came to Texas and settled on six sections in Howard County. His generosity and tales of hunts with the Prince of Wales intrigued local cowboys. A lavish host, he bought a saloon for one day to provide free drinks for friends. When his hunting lodge burned, he purchased the Cosmopolitan Hotel, located at this site. He died here in 1885 and was buried on his English estate, Packington Hall.
HM NumberHM29KQ
Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 266744 N 3571158
Decimal Degrees32.25290000, -101.47596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.174', W 101° 28.558'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 10.44" N, 101° 28' 33.48" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 Runnels St, Big Spring TX 79720, US
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