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Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Mineral Water Well

 
 
First Mineral Water Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
1. First Mineral Water Well Marker
Inscription.  The bronze marker in the floor locates the first mineral water well dug in this valley in the year 1877 by J.W. Lynch, a pioneer settler, and thereby discovered for posterity the health giving waters for which Mineral Wells is famous.
 
Erected by Mineral Wells.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 32° 48.53′ N, 98° 6.768′ W. Marker is in Mineral Wells, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oak Avenue (U.S. 281) and East Hubbard Street, on the right when traveling north on North Oak Avenue. The marker is located on the wall for the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral Wells TX 76067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mineral Wells (a few steps from this marker); Old Mineral Wells Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Mineral Water Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Camp Wolters (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sam Savage (approx. 2.9 miles
The view of the First Mineral Water Well Marker on the wall image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
2. The view of the First Mineral Water Well Marker on the wall
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away); USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) (approx. 4.3 miles away); Americal Division - 23rd Infantry Division (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jack Llewellyn Knight (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Wells.
 
The bronze marker on the floor at the site of the first mineral water well image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
3. The bronze marker on the floor at the site of the first mineral water well
The bronze marker on the ground in the parking lot image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
4. The bronze marker on the ground in the parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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