Near Toyahvale in Reeves County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
San Solomon Spring
Miller, Lyles and Murphy in 1871 began large-scale commercial irrigation. Murphy built first canals.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4557.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 30° 56.648′ N, 103° 47.217′ W. Marker is near Toyahvale, Texas, in Reeves County. Marker is on Texas Park Road 30 near Texas Highway 17, on the right when traveling south. Located inside Balmorhea State Park on the wall by the entrance to the bathhouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Balmorhea TX 79718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Mission Mary (approx. 2½ miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to Ft. Davis
Also see . . .
1. Toyahvale, Tx. Wikipedia entry for Toyahvale. The word "Toyah" is said to be a Comanche word meaning "flowing water" or "much water". (Submitted on September 23, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Antonio de Espejo and Jumano Indians, Handbook of Texas Online. In 1583 the entrada of Antonio de Espejo stopped at the springs, guided by Jumano Indians, enroute from Toyah Creek (near present Pecos, TX) to La Junta de los Rios (near present Presidio, TX and Ojinaga, Mexico on the Rio Grande). (Submitted on September 23, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 4. submitted on April 27, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 5. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.