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Near Grandfalls in Ward County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Butterfield Overland Stage Line

 
 
Butterfield Overland Stage Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, April 16, 2014
1. Butterfield Overland Stage Line Marker
Inscription.  One of the longest stage routes ever established, the Southern Overland Mail Line (Butterfield Route) which provided semi-weekly service St. Louis to San Francisco, 1858-1861. Followed substantially the route of this highway through Ward County.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 585.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
 
Location. 31° 19.027′ N, 102° 51.777′ W. Marker is near Grandfalls, Texas, in Ward County. Marker is on State Highway 18, 1.1 miles south of Texas Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grandfalls TX 79742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grandfalls Union Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Water Improvement District No. 2 Office (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Butterfield Overland Stage Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, April 16, 2014
2. Butterfield Overland Stage Line Marker
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Pecos Crossing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney
3. Pecos Crossing
Panorama of where the stage crossed the Pecos River, about a mile southwest of marker.
SH 18 Bridge over the Pecos image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, April 16, 2014
4. SH 18 Bridge over the Pecos
View of Pecos, under the SH 18 bridge, where the stage crossed.
Butterfield Overland Stage Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
5. Butterfield Overland Stage Line Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   5. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022