Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas 1863
Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
90,000 Texas troops served the South. Source of supply and gateway to vital trade thru Mexico, Texas was storehouse of the western Confederacy. Texas also had to guard a 2000 mile frontier and coastline from Union troops and the constant threat of savage Indians. 400 miles east, frontier defenders set up a line of camps, separated by a day's ride, from the Red River to the Rio Grande. A few Confederate troops joined by rangers, the organized militia, and citizens' posses held on until war's end though short on mounts and arms.
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2007.)
Marker series. This marker is San Antonio-El Paso Road marker series.
Location. 31° 10.763′ N, 105° 21.45′ W. Marker is in Sierra Blanca, Texas, in Hudspeth County. Marker is on Sierra Blanca Avenue (Farm to Market Road 1111) 0.2 miles from El Paso Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Off exits 108 (from east) or 107 (from west) Interstate 10. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sierra Blanca Avenue, Sierra Blanca TX 79851, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hudspeth County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sierra Blanca Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); America's Second Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hudspeth County (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Killing of General J. J. Byrne (approx. 0.3 miles away); August Fransal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Claude Hudspeth (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.