Jayton in Kent County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Double Mountain Salt Works
(on Brazos River)
Texas Legislature appropriated funds for the explorations on the Brazos by a civil engineer.
Double Mountain spring water proved to be 98% salt, a nearby lake 45%. Reduction of brine was under control of Texas Military Board. Troops guarded the work.
Erected 1965 by the Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1259.)
Location. 33° 14.871′ N, 100° 34.411′ W. Marker is in Jayton, Texas, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Texas Route 70) and East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the north side of the Kent County Courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Main Street, Jayton TX 79528, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kent County (here, next to this marker); First National Bank Building Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Putoff Canyon (approx. 3.1 miles away).
Additional keywords. geology; Native Americans
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.