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Pecos in Reeves County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Reeves County-Pecos, Texas

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Reeves County-Pecos, Texas Marker
Inscription. Flat, arid, grassy land with a moderate water supply from the Pecos River and springs in Toyah Valley. Yuma Indians are thought to have done irrigated farming here in 16th century. Mexicans later raised vegetables, grain.

Cattlemen moved in during the 1870s. Texas & Pacific Railway opened route to El Paso in 1882. Farmers, merchants, mechanics settled in Pecos City and Toyah. County was organized in 1884.

Modern irrigated agriculture began about 1900. Only dam on Pecos River in Texas was built in this county 1935. Privately owned deep wells are also used.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4227.)
 
Location. 31° 25.658′ N, 103° 29.732′ W. Marker is in Pecos, Texas, in Reeves County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st Street and South Cedar Street (U.S. 285), on the left when traveling west on East 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is in front of West of the Pecos Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 East 1st Street, Pecos TX 79772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pecos Cantaloupe (here, next to this marker); Spanish Explorers (here, next to this marker);
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By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Reeves County-Pecos, Texas Marker
Marker is just to the right of the door.
Mrs. Lillie W. Cole (here, next to this marker); Orient Hotel (here, next to this marker); Emigrants' Crossing (a few steps from this marker); George R. Reeves (approx. mile away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Pecos City (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pecos.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Reeves County-Pecos, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
3. Reeves County-Pecos, Texas Marker
One of five markers in front of West of the Pecos Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 6 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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