Andrews in Andrews County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This marker is in the only town of today through which Shafter's Trail passes. Here Col. Shafter, defending his party, chased Indians who ran 12 miles to the northwest. Thus he found the salt lake known ever after by his name. His expedition's maps of this formerly unknown land opened the Permian Basin to settlement.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4654.)
Location. 32° 18.845′ N, 102° 32.723′ W. Marker is in Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrews Street and South Main Street (U.S. 385), on the right when traveling north on Andrews Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Billionth Barrel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Two Billionth Barrel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrews County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Means Methodist Church Early Settlers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Townsite of Andrews (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dorsie M. Pinnell (approx. one mile away); Andrews County Discovery Well (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 743 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.