Paint Rock in Concho County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Organized March 11, 1879.
Named for the river which the Spaniards called the Concho because of the many shells that they found in it.
Paint Rock, The County Seat
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1017.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1858.
Location. 31° 30.509′ N, 99° 55.192′ W. Marker is in Paint Rock, Texas, in Concho County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Roberts (U.S. 83) and Moss Street, on the right when traveling north on N. Roberts. Marker is located at the Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 152 N Roberts, Paint Rock TX 76866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concho County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); John S. Chisum (approx. 3.2 miles away); Community of Concho (approx. 6.8 miles away); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 7.6 miles away); San Clemente Mission (approx. 9.4 miles away); Hoffman Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away); SPJST Lodge No. 49 (approx. 11.8 miles away); Sweet Home School (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paint Rock.
More about this marker. The marker was restored in 1964.
Also see . . . Concho County. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on March 25, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,278 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 4. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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