Andrews in Andrews County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This marker is in the only town of today through which Shafter's Trail passes. Here Col. Shafter, defending his party, chased Indians who ran 12 miles to the northwest. Thus he found the salt lake known ever after by his name. His expedition's maps of this formerly unknown land opened the Permian Basin to settlement.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4654.)
Location. 32° 18.845′ N, 102° 32.723′ W. Marker is in Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrews Street and South Main Street (U.S. 385), on the right when traveling north on Andrews Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Billionth Barrel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Two Billionth Barrel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Means Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Settlers Original Townsite of Andrews (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dorsie M. Pinnell (approx. one mile away); Andrews County Discovery Well (approx. 6.7 miles away); Florey Park (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Andrews.
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