Cotulla in La Salle County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
La Salle County's First Artesian Well
For many years, water scarcity stunted settlements in La Salle County. Wells and windmills failed to solve the problem. In 1910, Joseph Cotulla explored and brought in artesian water from a depth of 2200 feet. Situated on his own ranch, the well provided amply for his household, livestock and irrigated fields. His success led the City of Cotulla to bore its own artesian wells and generated prosperous civic growth. Joseph Cotulla’s well flowed for 52 years until capped in 1962.
Location. 28° 26.163′ N, 99° 14.121′ W. Marker is in Cotulla, Texas, in La Salle County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business Interstate 35) and Center Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in near the northeast corner of Cotulla City Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Main Street, Cotulla TX 78014, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Polish Immigrant Joseph Cotulla (here, next to this marker); Cotulla City Park (within shouting distance of this marker); La Salle County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church of Cotulla The First United Methodist Church of Cotulla (about 400 feet away); The Old San Antonio Road (about 600 feet away); Kings Highway (about 600 feet away).
Also see . . . Life And History In Cotulla.
This link presents various historic La Salle County photos, including a photo of La Salle County’s first artesian well, drilled on the Joseph Cotulla Ranch in 1910 to a depth of 2,200 feet. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.