Near Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Created May 3, 1871
Organized March 9, 1875
On March 9, 1875, the following
county officers were elected:
George M. Frazer, Chief Justice
Cesario Torres, Commissioner
Francis Rooney, Commissioner
Hipolito Carrasco, Commissioner
Martin Hufmann, Commissioner
Fort Stockton, County Seat
Oil was discovered in the
Yates field in 1926
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 3973.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1871.
Location. 30° 53.582′ N, 102° 51.408′ W. Marker is near Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is on East Dickinson Boulevard (Business Interstate 10) half a mile west of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stockton TX 79735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured "The Old Fort" (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Enlisted Soldier (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hovey School (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Officer's Row" (approx. 1.2 miles away); Comanche Springs Pool & Pavilion (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Stockton Officers' Quarters (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Stephens, Hovey School, Rollins Sibley House (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stockton.
Also see . . . Pecos County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.