Near Kermit in Winkler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5853.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Comanche Trail into Mexico series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 31° 39.877′ N, 103° 1.072′ W. Marker is near Kermit, Texas, in Winkler County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 18 and County Route 401, on the Touch for map. 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 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ The King Catholic Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Old Holman Hotel (approx. 8.8 miles away); Monahan's Well (approx. 8.8 miles away); Ward County (approx. 9.2 miles away); Roy Orbison (approx. 10.1 miles away); Wink (approx. 10.3 miles away); Winkler County Discovery Well (approx. 10.3 miles away); 381st Bomb Group (H) B17 (approx. 11˝ miles away).
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1. Lost Wagon Train
A good source for the history and legends surrounding the wagon train found in the dunes is Patrick Dearen's Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier. Fort Worth: Texas Christian UP, 1988
— Submitted April 29, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.
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