Greene Springs and Site of Archeological Discoveries

Greene Springs and Site of Archeological Discoveries (HM2DPD)

Location: Hermleigh, TX 79526 Scurry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 43.779', W 100° 41.97'

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(1.5 miles southwest)

Located at a place occupied by man for centuries, these springs compose the first, live (running) water that flows into the South Fork of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. The waters, which collect in large potholes in a sandstone formation, have produced a constant flow since first discovered by settlers.
For many centuries before, they were also visited by Indians. Food grinding holes and petroglyphs (rock carvings) on the sandstone creek walls give evidence of this early use. Since 1964, explorations by the Scurry Chapter, South Plains Archeological Society, have produced many artifacts such as stone knives and scrapers, beads, potsherds, and arrow points.
In the nineteenth century, military units under Capt. R. B. Marcy (1849) and Gen. Robert E. Lee (1856) camped at these springs. Somewhat later, buffalo hunters, freighters, and emigrants moving west and north stopped for water at this beautiful place.
The springs were named about 1881 for J. I. "Jim" Greene, a horse rancher who moved here at that time. Greene and his family lived in two dugouts until their first house was built in 1890. Remains of the dugouts are still visible today in a nearby hill.
Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 10:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 340747 N 3622593
Decimal Degrees32.72965000, -100.69950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.779', W 100° 41.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 46.74" N, 100° 41' 58.2" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12022 US-180, Hermleigh TX 79526, US
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