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Near Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Presidio County

 
 
Presidio County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
1. Presidio County Marker
Inscription.
Formed from Bexar County
Created January 3, 1850
Organized March 13, 1875

So named for the early "Fortress
garrisoned by soldiers."
Erected for the protection of the
Big Bend missions.

County seat Fort Davis, 1875
Marfa, since 1885

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4116.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 18.62′ N, 104° 0.334′ W. Marker is near Marfa, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker is on U.S. 67 0.8 miles east of Highland Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presidio (here, next to this marker); Marfa Stockyards (approx. 0.3 miles away); Humphris-Humphreys House (approx. 0.9 miles away); El Paisano Hotel (approx. one mile away); Presidio County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Blackwell School
Presidio County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. Presidio County Marker
(approx. one mile away); Fort D.A. Russell (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hunter Gymnasium (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marfa.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Presidio County Marker (on the right) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
3. Presidio County Marker (on the right)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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