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Wink in Winkler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wink

 
 
Wink Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Wink Marker
Inscription.  On land ruled up to 1874 by Comanche Indians, later part of famed "W" cattle ranch. Town "born" in 1926 when Roy Westbrook's Permian Basin oil discovery 1.5 miles to the north brought in 10,000 to 20,000 people, initiated area's conversion to industrialization. Named for Col. C.M. Winkler, famed Texas Confederate soldier.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5865.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 31° 45.265′ N, 103° 9.462′ W. Marker is in Wink, Texas, in Winkler County. Marker is at the intersection of Hendricks Boulevard (State Highway 115) and North Gardner Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Hendricks Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wink TX 79789, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winkler County Discovery Well (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roy Orbison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Wink Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away);
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Old Duval Townsite (approx. 6 miles away); The Community Church (approx. 8 miles away); Colonel C. M. Winkler (approx. 8 miles away); Kermit (approx. 8.2 miles away); Moorhead Cable Tool Rig (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wink.
 
Wink Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Wink Marker
Wink, Texas image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
3. Wink, Texas
View northeast on Hendricks Boulevard (TX-115), from Wink Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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