The Malakoff Man

The Malakoff Man (HMK1G)

Location: Trinidad, TX 75163 Henderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 8.844', W 96° 5.659'

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A sandstone image of a human head - carved by prehistoric men - was found near here in 1929 by workmen of Texas Clay Products Company. It was dug from gravel pit now under Cedar Creek Lake.

The carving weighed 98 pounds, was 16 by 14 inches, with eyes 2.5 inches wide. First stone was found at depth of 16.5 feet. Two similar images were unearthed in same area in 1935 and 1939.

Archaeologists date Malakoff "Men" as many thousands of years old. Found near the images were fossil remains of extinct horse, elephant, camel species. Images now in Texas Memorial Museum.
HM NumberHMK1G
Year Placed1967
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 774068 N 3560473
Decimal Degrees32.14740000, -96.09431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 8.844', W 96° 5.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 8' 50.64" N, 96° 5' 39.54" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 State Hwy 31 W, Trinidad TX 75163, US
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