Near Trinidad in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Malakoﬀ Man
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.
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10366.)
Location. 32° 8.844′ N, 96° 5.659′ W. Marker is near Trinidad, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker is on Texas Route 31 west of Farm to Market Road 274, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinidad TX 75163, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trinity River (here, next to this marker); First Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church William Richardson (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Also see . . . The Malakoff Man. Handbook of Texas On-Line account of the head carving found at this site. (Submitted on May 1, 2010.)
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