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Ozona in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ozona's First Water Well

 
 
Ozona's First Water Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 25, 2017
1. Ozona's First Water Well Marker
Inscription.  Focus for civic life in early Ozona. City founder E. M. Powell provided the water well equipped with 18-foot windmill, a water trough, and a small cypress tank.

At first meeting of Crockett County Commissioners Court, July 22, 1891, under a liveoak near the well, the sheriff was instructed to operate the city water works. At the time, tents housed most homes and stores, and water was hauled from city well--often by children using toy wagons. In a few years homes had private wells and windmills. A modern system piped water throughout the city in the early 1900s.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3897.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1891.
 
Location. 30° 42.682′ N, 101° 12.033′ W. Marker is in Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is on Avenue D. Marker is located in front of the First Baptist Church across the street from the Northeast corner of the Town Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Avenue D, Ozona TX 76943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

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are within walking distance of this marker. Crockett County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Ozona Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ozona National Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crockett County (about 400 feet away); David Crockett (about 400 feet away); William Mozart McVey (about 400 feet away); The Ozona Stockman (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ozona.
 
Ozona's First Water Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 18, 2018
2. Ozona's First Water Well Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.   2. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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