Cotulla in La Salle County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
La Salle County's First Artesian Well
For many years, water scarcity stunted settlements in La Salle County. Wells and windmills failed to solve the problem. In 1910, Joseph Cotulla explored and brought in artesian water from a depth of 2200 feet. Situated on his own ranch, the well provided amply for his household, livestock and irrigated fields. His success led the City of Cotulla to bore its own artesian wells and generated prosperous civic growth. Joseph Cotulla’s well flowed for 52 years until capped in 1962.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 28° 26.163′ N, 99° 14.121′ W. Marker is in Cotulla, Texas, in La Salle County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business Interstate 35) and Center Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Marker is located in near the northeast corner of Cotulla City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Main Street, Cotulla TX 78014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polish Immigrant Joseph Cotulla (here, next to this marker); La Salle County VeteransCotulla City Park (within shouting distance of this marker); La Salle County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Cotulla (about 400 feet away); The First United Methodist Church of Cotulla (about 400 feet away); City of Cotulla Historic District (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cotulla.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.