Near Marfa in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oldest Town in America
Rio Grande Rivers.
A settlement for over 10,000 years
first recorded wagon train
crossing into Texas
December 10, 1582
Headed by Antonio de Espejo
Erected 1961 by Texas Society, Children of the American Revolution, Texas Society, Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583, and the Daughters of the American Colonists series lists.
Location. 30° 18.62′ N, 104° 0.334′ W. Marker is near Marfa, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker is on U.S. 67 0.8 miles east of Highland Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, 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. Presidio County (here, next to this marker); Marfa Stockyards (approx. 0.3 miles away); Humphris-Humphreys HouseEl Paisano Hotel (approx. one mile away); Presidio County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Blackwell School (approx. one mile away); Fort D.A. Russell (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marfa.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.