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Near Van Horn in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Culberson County

Culberson County image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 17, 2011
1. Culberson County
Sadly a cast iron Great Seal of Texas was taken from the monument/marker.
Inscription. Formed from El Paso County; Created March 10, 1911; Organized April 18, 1911; Named for David B. Culberson 1830-1903 famous constitutional lawyer, a Confederate officer, member of the Texas legislature, member of the United States congress; Van Horn, the county seat.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7931.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 31° 2.327′ N, 104° 53.832′ W. Marker is near Van Horn, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker is on Interstate 10 at milepost 138, 2˝ miles west of West Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the Van Horn Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Van Horn TX 79855, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Antonio-California Trail (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Clark Hotel (approx. 3.9 miles away); Colonel David Culberson (approx. 4 miles away); Original Culberson County Jail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Van Horn Wells (approx. 12.2 miles away).
Regarding Culberson County.
Culberson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
2. Culberson County Marker
Panorama from roadside park. Marker left of center.
Culberson County is one the majority of Texas counties named for Confederate veterans. Culberson County has the highest elevation in the state-Guadalupe Peak 8,749 feet above sea-level. Culberson served in the field as Lt. Colonel and Colonel of the 18th Texas infantry. Served in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. Col. Culberson later served to the war's end in Texas as Adjutant Inspector. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Texas.
Additional keywords. CSA, Texan
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
Culberson County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Culberson County Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 17, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   2. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on November 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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