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

Old Duval Townsite

 
 
Old Duval Townsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Old Duval Townsite Marker
Inscription.  First post office in Winkler (then part of Tom Green) County opened near here (1908) on John Howe ranch. Mail came in twice weekly to serve 300 persons.

Duval townsite, promoted all over the United States by the Pueblo Investment Co., opened on March 19, 1910, with free lots, a picnic, and cowboy tournament.

In April, Kermit became seat of Winkler County; post office moved there in October. Duval failed to develop and townsite rights were canceled after 1928 oil discovery here. Ownership of many valuable lots sold in 1910 is still unclear today.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3723.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1874.
 
Location. 31° 50.232′ N, 103° 7.477′ W. Marker is in Kermit, Texas, in Winkler County. Marker is on State Highway 302, 0.1 miles west of State Highway 115, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Kermit TX 79745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Community Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Colonel C. M. Winkler (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kermit (approx. 3 miles away); Moorhead Cable Tool Rig (approx. 3 miles away); Winkler County Discovery Well (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wink (approx. 6 miles away); Roy Orbison (approx. 6.1 miles away); Old Wink Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kermit.
 
Old Duval Townsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Old Duval Townsite 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 885 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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