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Langtry in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Robert Thomas Hill

 
 
Robert Thomas Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 7, 2008
1. Robert Thomas Hill Marker
Inscription. Tennessee native Robert T. Hill (1858-1941) moved to Comanche, Texas at age 16 and developed an interest in Texas geology. Educated at Columbia University, he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Texas and as State Geologist. Known as the Father of Texas geology, he identified many of the state's geological features and regions. In 1899, he and five others surveyed the Rio Grande. Beginning in Presidio, the team charted the river's path through steep canyons and perilous obstacles. After 350 miles of river travel, the men saw a landmark eagle's nest and at that point ended their trip and hiked into Langtry. Hill's work was the first to document the Rio Grande through the trans-Pecos region of Texas.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14089.)
 
Location. 29° 48.249′ N, 101° 33.403′ W. Marker is in Langtry, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is on Torres Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on a dirt road loop at the end of Torres Avenue near the banks of the Rio Grande. Marker is in this post office area: Langtry TX 78871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle’s Nest (a few
The Marker seen side-by-side with "Eagle's Nest" marker. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 7, 2008
2. The Marker seen side-by-side with "Eagle's Nest" marker.
steps from this marker); Fitzsimmons-Maher Prizefight (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Torres Family (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Dodd (approx. 0.3 miles away); Langtry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jersey Lily Saloon - - 1882 - 1903 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Law West of the Pecos (approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Bridges Over the Pecos (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Langtry.
 
More about this marker. There is a bullet hole through the marker.
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
 
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