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Near McCamey in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rattlesnake Butte

 
 
Rattlesnake Butte Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Rattlesnake Butte Marker
Inscription.  Rattlesnake Butte was named for wildlife seen here in 1919 by students and professors of the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, who were working to map county resources. A meandering formation, approximately 2,600 feet in elevation, the butte and other nearby formations are part of the central basin platform, which is represented by remnants of thick layers of lower cretaceous sedimentary rock that formerly extended across the entire county. The sections of limestone that have resisted erosion form the tops of Upton County’s buttes, hills and mesas. The geologic formations represent the area's ideal conditions for the production of oil and gas.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4205.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 31° 9.193′ N, 102° 3.903′ W. Marker is near McCamey, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 67 and County Highway 450, on the left when traveling west
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on U.S. 67. The marker is located along a roadside pullout next to another Texas State Historical marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Camey TX 79752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rodman-Noel Oil Field (here, next to this marker); Castle Gap (approx. 4.8 miles away); T.P. Tavern (approx. 7.9 miles away); Rankin's All Kid Rodeo (approx. 8 miles away); Site of First Church in Upton County (approx. 8.7 miles away); Yates Hotel (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Rankin (approx. 8.8 miles away); First State Bank of Rankin (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCamey.
 
Rattlesnake Butte Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. Rattlesnake Butte Marker
The Rattlesnake Butte Marker is on the right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The Rattlesnake Butte Marker is on the right
The view of the Rattlesnake Butte Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
4. The view of the Rattlesnake Butte Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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