Terlingua in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Famous Texas Ghost Town
Its name from Terlingua (three tongues) creek nearby, was coined by Mexican herders. Comanche, Shawnees and Apaches lived on its upper reaches.
Howard E. Perry's two-story mansion overlooked his Chisos Mining Company and townsite here, where 2,000 miners once used its jail, church, ice cream parlor and theater. The mine flooded, mineral price fell and Terlingua died after World War II.
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6478.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 19.172′ N, 103° 36.387′ W. Marker is in Terlingua, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 170 and Terlingua Ghost Town Road, on the left when traveling east on Route 170. Touch for map. Marker is in this Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quicksilver (approx. 1.1 miles away); Luna's Jacal (approx. 8.4 miles away); Terlingua Abaja (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.