Near Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oldest Town in America
Rio Grande Rivers.
A settlement for over 10,000 years
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 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. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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