Marathon (HMHJX)

Location: Marathon, TX 79842 Brewster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 12.378', W 103° 13.73'

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Fort Pena Colorada, the last active fort in this area, on the old Comanche Trail, about 4 miles to the southwest was established in 1879. Marathon was founded in 1881. Named by an old sea captain, A.E. Shepard, for the Plain of Marathon, in Greece, of which the hills here reminded him. Cradle of West Texas cattle industry. Among the first noted ranchers here were Mayer M. Halff and brother, owners of the famous Circle Dot brand. Original gateway to the Big Bend National Park.
Series This marker is part of the The Comanche Trail into Mexico series
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 670483 N 3342971
Decimal Degrees30.20630000, -103.22883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 12.378', W 103° 13.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 12' 22.68" N, 103° 13' 43.80" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72-198 Unnamed Road, Marathon TX 79842, US
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