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Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Burgess' Water Hole

 
 
Burgess' Water Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
1. Burgess' Water Hole Marker
Inscription.  Called San Lorenzo by Juan Domínguez de Mendoza, 1684. Later Charco de Alzate in honor of an Apache chieftain. After Civil War given name of Burgess' water hole honoring John W. Burgess, pioneer freighter, who here outwitted the Apaches. The emigrant road to California by way of Chihuahua passed this place.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 570.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1684.
 
Location. 30° 22.386′ N, 103° 39.547′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker can be reached from N. Harrison St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alpine TX 79830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lawrence Sullivan Ross (approx. 0.8 miles away); J. C. Bird (approx. 0.8 miles away); J.C. Carr-Bob Slight House
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Nolte-Rooney House (approx. 0.9 miles away); City Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Alpine (approx. one mile away); Gage-Van Sickle (approx. one mile away); Our Pioneers (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
 
More about this marker. Located on Kokernot Masonul Lodge property, Kokernot Springs, off of SH 223, Alpine
 
Also see . . .  Springs of Texas, Volume 1. An on-line excerpt from Springs of Texas, Volume 1, discussing springs of Brewster County, including these springs. (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Burgess' Water Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Zacharias Beau T, 2011
2. Burgess' Water Hole Marker
Historical marker (base of tree) and an additional marker in the area (left in photo) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
3. Historical marker (base of tree) and an additional marker in the area (left in photo)
Panorama of part of the springs area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney
4. Panorama of part of the springs area
Additional marker nearby reads: image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
5. Additional marker nearby reads:
Kokernot Springs, Burgess Spring, San Lorenzo, Route of Juan de Dominguez Mendoza, January Fifth 1684, Chihuahua Trail
Large cotton wood near the springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
6. Large cotton wood near the springs
Based on the circumference of this cotton wood it is likely quite old
Water in the spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, December 22, 2009
7. Water in the spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,722 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 13, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 13, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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