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Stairtown in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rafael Rios No. 1

(Located 0.8 Mi.N, on Farm Road 671)

 
 
Rafael Rios No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Rafael Rios No. 1 Marker
Inscription. Discovery well of Luling Field, a major Texas oil area. Wildcatter E.B. Davis drilled on land owned by R. Rios. Well came in Aug. 10, 1922, after 3 dry holes had been drilled in same area. Magnolia (now Mobil) Oil Co. bought field 1926. By 1969, production was 135,000,000 barrels.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Comittee. (Marker Number 12654.)
 
Location. 29° 43.069′ N, 97° 43.681′ W. Marker is in Stairtown, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker is at the intersection of San Marcos Highway (Texas Route 80) and Stairtown Road (County Route 671), on the right when traveling east on San Marcos Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luling TX 78648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zedler's Mills (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battle of Plum Creek (approx. 11.9 miles away); Caldwell County (approx. 12 miles away); Caldwell County Courthouse (approx. 12 miles away); Caldwell County Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 12 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Lockhart (approx. 12.1 miles away); Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin (approx. 14 miles away); Don Felipe Roque de la Portilla (approx. 14 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Rafael Rios No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Rafael Rios No. 1 Marker
Inscribed on back of marker: Donated by Mobil Oil Corporation.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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