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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Presidio

Oldest Town in America

 
 
Presidio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
1. Presidio Marker
Inscription.
At confluence of Concho and
Rio Grande Rivers.
A settlement for over 10,000 years
Site of
first recorded wagon train
crossing into Texas
December 10, 1582
Headed by Antonio de Espejo

 
Erected 1961 by Texas Society, Children of the American Revolution, Texas Society, Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583 marker series.
 
Location. 30° 18.62′ N, 104° 0.335′ 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 County (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 Marker (on the left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. Presidio Marker (on the left)
(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. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Presidio and Presidio County Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
3. Presidio and Presidio County Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 10 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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