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Comstock in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Comstock

 
 
Comstock Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, August 7, 2013
1. Comstock Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1880s, Comstock developed as a station on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio railway because of the natural lake and water supply. The former townsite of Soto or Sotol City was replaced with Comstock, named after John B. Comstock, a railroad dispatcher. The community quickly grew and boasted a variety of establishments. The town was a key element in the wool and lamb industry and served as a temporary home to several Texas Rangers. After World War II and advances in technology, the population declined. Comstock is an example of the influence of small communities that led to the development of larger commercial cities.
175 Years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16779.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road series list.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 29° 
Comstock Marker site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, August 7, 2013
2. Comstock Marker site
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41.176′ N, 101° 10.345′ W. Marker was in Comstock, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Texas Highway 163, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 90. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Comstock TX 78837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Dead Man's Pass (approx. 8.1 miles away); Pecos River High Bridge (approx. 11 miles away); Pecos High Bridge (approx. 11 miles away); Medal of Honor Fight, 1875 (approx. 11 miles away); The Pecos River in Literature and Folklore (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Comstock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 7, 2020
3. Comstock Marker
This marker is missing as of September 2020. Only the concrete base the pole was once attached to remains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   3. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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