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Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Burgess’ Water Hole

 
 
Burgess' Water Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
1. Burgess' Water Hole Marker
Inscription. Called San Lorenzo by Juan Domínguez de Mendoza, 1684. Later Charco de Alzate in honor of an Apache chieftain. After Civil War given name of Burgess' water hole honoring John W. Burgess, pioneer freighter, who here outwitted the Apaches. The emigrant road to California by way of Chihuahua passed this place.
 
Location. 30° 22.386′ N, 103° 39.547′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker can be reached from N. Harrison St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alpine TX 79830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lawrence Sullivan Ross (approx. 0.8 miles away); J.C. Carr-Bob Slight House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nolte-Rooney House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Alpine (approx. one mile away); Gage-Van Sickle (approx. one mile away); Our Pioneers (approx. one mile away); Colonel Henry P. Brewster (approx. one mile away); 105 Howitzer (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Alpine.
 
More about this marker. Located on Kokernot Masonul Lodge property, Kokernot Springs, off of SH 223, Alpine
 
Also see . . .
1. Juan Dominguez de Mendoza, Handbook of Texas Online
Burgess' Water Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, 2011
2. Burgess' Water Hole Marker
. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Springs of Texas, Volume 1. An on-line excerpt from Springs of Texas, Volume 1, discussing springs of Brewster County, including these springs. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
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Historical marker (base of tree) and an additional marker in the area (left in photo) image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
3. Historical marker (base of tree) and an additional marker in the area (left in photo)
Panorama of part of the springs area image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
4. Panorama of part of the springs area
Additional marker nearby reads: image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
5. Additional marker nearby reads:
Kokernot Springs, Burgess Spring, San Lorenzo, Route of Juan de Dominguez Mendoza, January Fifth 1684, Chihuahua Trail
Large cotton wood near the springs image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
6. Large cotton wood near the springs
Based on the circumference of this cotton wood it is likely quite old
Water in the spring image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
7. Water in the spring
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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