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Near Trinidad in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Malakoff Man

 
 
The Malakoff Man Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gregory Walker, March 13, 2010
1. The Malakoff Man Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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
Site of Malakoff Man and Trinity River markers. Photo, Click for full size
By Gregory Walker, March 13, 2010
2. Site of Malakoff Man and Trinity River markers.
(approx. 5.2 miles away); 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.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,211 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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