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

King Mountain

 
 
King Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. King Mountain Marker
Inscription.  Probably named for Guy King, rancher who drilled first water well on top of mountain about 1900. Elevation is 3,000 feet. Part of an uplift in southern Permian Basin; associated with county oil fields. Many Indian relics have been found along the Rim Rock.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2948.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 31° 8.249′ N, 102° 13.067′ W. Marker is in McCamey, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Fe Street (U.S. 67) and East 7th Street (U.S. 67), on the right when traveling east on Santa Fe Street. The marker is located in front of the Mendoza Trail Museum 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mendoza Trail (here, next to this marker); Early Humble Camp in Permian Basin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nancy Ethie Eagleton
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(approx. half a mile away); McCamey Junior High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Little House on the Corner (approx. 0.7 miles away); McCamey (approx. 1.3 miles away); T.P. Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bobcat Hills (West of Highway) (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCamey.
 
Also see . . .  King Mountain. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The King Mountain Marker is on the right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The King Mountain Marker is on the right
The view of the King Mountain Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The view of the King Mountain Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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