Old Mail Camp

Old Mail Camp (HM2HY0)

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N 33° 35.416', W 101° 52.967'

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c. 1875

This single-door, stacked rock structure with a pole and brush roof was located north of an old military and stageline road in Knox County, Texas. It may have served as a rest stop or way station for U.S. Army couriers in and out of Fort Griffin on a branch of the Mackenzie Trail. Early postal contractors used the mail camp as they handled deliveries for the ranches, leaving andn picking up mail at the site. Such buildings helped to connect the widely dispersed settlements on the frontier with the rest of the nation.
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HM NumberHM2HY0
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Placed ByThe Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center
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Date Added Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 232465 N 3720452
Decimal Degrees33.59026667, -101.88278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.416', W 101° 52.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 24.96" N, 101° 52' 58.02" W
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