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Near Mingus in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

New York Hill

 
 
New York Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
1. New York Hill Marker
Inscription.  This area of Thurber developed after 1917, when the Texas and Pacific Coal Company expanded into the burgeoning oil industry following W.K. Gordon’s discovery of the Ranger oil field. Renamed in 1918, the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company brought staff for its new oil division to Thurber from New York. Thirty-one houses were built here on New York Hill. Church Street climbed the hill from town, as did sidewalks and brick steps, some of which were still visible decades later. The buildings on the hill were removed in the 1930s when the company town was dismantled.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3587.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 30.295′ N, 98° 24.918′ W. Marker is near Mingus, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 108 and County Road 107, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 108. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingus TX 76463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
New York Hill Behind Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
2. New York Hill Behind Marker
Site of Thurber's First Coal Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Thurber Brick Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Barbara's Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitehead Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Thurber (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evolution of an Oil Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Thurber Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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