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Anthony in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

El Paso

 
 
El Paso Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. El Paso Marker
Inscription. Largest U.S. city on the Mexican border. Named for the mountain pass. Historic gateway for Indians, priests, gold-seekers, traders, stages. Federal troops occupied this area longer than any other in Texas during the Civil War. Agricultural, industrial and military center. Texas Western College, Spanish missions.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1423.)
 
Location. 31° 58.95′ N, 106° 35.073′ W. Marker is in Anthony, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 1. Click for map. Marker is at the north end of the Texas Visitor Center (rest area) on east bound I-10. Marker is in this post office area: Anthony TX 79821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas (here, next to this marker); Oņate’s Route (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Mexico); Brazito Battlefield (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Mexico); Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition (approx. 1.7 miles away in New Mexico); Fusselman Canyon (approx. 9 miles away); Paraje de los Brazitos
El Paso Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. El Paso Marker
El Paso Marker is in center of photo.
(approx. 10.6 miles away in New Mexico); El Paso Del Rio Del Norte (approx. 13.9 miles away in New Mexico); Madero Camp (approx. 14 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anthony.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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