The Narrows

The Narrows (HMZ76)

Location: Benjamin, TX 79505 Knox County
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N 33° 35.394', W 99° 43.017'

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This crest separates the drainage basins of the Wichita River, whose waters flow into the Mississippi, and the Brazos River, which winds through Texas to the Gulf of Mexico.

Known as good hunting grounds because of buffalo grass, fresh springs and herds of mustangs from which to get mounts, the narrows were crossed by the Comanche, Wichita, Kiowa, Apache, Seminole and Tonkawa Indians. Evidences of battles and camps are still being found. Later settlers used the well-worn paths. Today its canyons and ravines are used for ranching
HM NumberHMZ76
Year Placed1965
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 433474 N 3716916
Decimal Degrees33.58990000, -99.71695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.394', W 99° 43.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 23.64" N, 99° 43' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)940
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2525 Unnamed Road, Benjamin TX 79505, US
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