Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Stockton in Pecos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Zero Stone Park

 
 
Zero Stone Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
1. Zero Stone Park Marker
Inscription.  Zero Stone Park, located south of the Pecos County Courthouse, is the home of the "Zero Stone", which is the center of the plaza of St. Gall. All lots in St. Gall are referenced to this position. The date on the stone is 1847; however the stone was set in 1859. The original site of Camp Stockton (illustration seen here) was built using the Zero Stone as its primary point of reference. Zero Stone Park also holds four Memorials; three for local veterans of WW1, WW2, and the Korean War; with the other honoring Texas Confederate War Veterans.

Caption
Camp Stockton, 1859 1860, near Comanche Springs
 
Erected by Historic Ft. Stockton Driving Tour. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 30° 52.942′ N, 102° 52.757′ W. Marker is in Fort Stockton, Texas, in Pecos County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West James Street, on the right
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
when traveling south on South Main Street. The marker is located at the northeast corner of the Zero Stone Park. 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 walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Stockton (here, next to this marker); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (a few steps from this marker); St. Joseph Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pecos County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pecos County's Contribution 1917 - to the World War - 1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Pecos County Korea and Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Stockton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  Zero Stone Park. Fort Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau (Submitted on July 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Zero Stone Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
2. Zero Stone Park Marker
The Zero Stone is located in the case at the middle of the park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
3. The Zero Stone is located in the case at the middle of the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=201471

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Feb. 29, 2024