Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Site Located One Mile South)
Buffalo tracks cut deep into the creek banks of soft sandstone indicated this was a watering place for great herds of bison. At least four trails crisscrossed the area where north and south Champion Creeks converged.
For hundreds of years Indians also camped here, and in the 1880s a small, early Mitchell County settlement named “Artesia” grew up at the site of the wells.
Erected 1968. (Marker Number 4645.)
Location. 32° 20.092′ N, 100° 49.493′ W. Marker is in Colorado City, Texas, in Mitchell County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 208 and County Route 111, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 208. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruddick Park (approx. 4.4 miles away); Comanche Village Massacre Buffalo Trails (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Categories. • Animals • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 342 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.