Robert Thomas Hill

Robert Thomas Hill (HM3DG)

Location: Langtry, TX 78871 Val Verde County
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N 29° 48.249', W 101° 33.403'

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Tennessee native Robert T. Hill (1858-1941) moved to Comanche, Texas at age 16 and developed an interest in Texas geology. Educated at Columbia University, he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Texas and as State Geologist. Known as the Father of Texas geology, he identified many of the state's geological features and regions. In 1899, he and five others surveyed the Rio Grande. Beginning in Presidio, the team charted the river's path through steep canyons and perilous obstacles. After 350 miles of river travel, the men saw a landmark eagle's nest and at that point ended their trip and hiked into Langtry. Hill's work was the first to document the Rio Grande through the trans-Pecos region of Texas.
HM NumberHM3DG
Year Placed2005
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 252886 N 3299825
Decimal Degrees29.80415000, -101.55671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 48.249', W 101° 33.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 48' 14.94" N, 101° 33' 24.18" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 321-325 Torres Ave, Langtry TX 78871, US
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