Garwood in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Producing Gas Well in Colorado County
(12 Mi, W.)
In 1932 no market was found for this gas. Two extensions of the field were later located and commercial outlets obtained. Gas production has contributed to prosperity of the county.
Texas reserves of natural gas are nearly 119 trillion cu. ft., or 42,3% of United States reserves.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1853.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1932.
Location. 29° 26.131′ N, 96° 23.83′ W. Marker is in Garwood, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on State Highway 71, 0.1 miles north of Farm to Market Road 333, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located along the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garwood TX 77442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured Sgt. William Foster Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Norman L. Lanier Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Garwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nada Post Office (approx. 2.2 miles away); Nada (approx. 2.2 miles away); Frazarville (approx. 6˝ miles away); Joseph and Rachel Rabb Newman (approx. 7.7 miles away); Lakeside Sugar Refinery (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garwood.
Also see . . . Oil and Gas Industry.
Settlers in Texas and visitors commonly observed seepages of crude oil. During his visit to Texas in 1854, Frederick Law Olmsted noted "a slight odor of sulphurreted hydrogen" at Sour Lake. The discovery and production of oil occurred sporadically during the second half of the nineteenth century. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on March 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.