“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Girvin, Texas

Clickable Map of Crane County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Crane County, TX (7) Crockett County, TX (46) Ector County, TX (53) Pecos County, TX (56) Upton County, TX (24) Ward County, TX (13)  CraneCounty(7) Crane County (7)  CrockettCounty(46) Crockett County (46)  EctorCounty(53) Ector County (53)  PecosCounty(56) Pecos County (56)  UptonCounty(24) Upton County (24)  WardCounty(13) Ward County (13)
Crane is the county seat for Crane County
Girvin is in Crane County
      Crane County (7)  
      Crockett County (46)  
      Ector County (53)  
      Pecos County (56)  
      Upton County (24)  
      Ward County (13)  
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1Texas, Crane County, Girvin — 2567 — Horsehead Crossing, C.S.A.(about 10 mi. NW)
One of the most important sites in the old west. Named for skulls pointing toward crossing. Only ford for many miles where animals could enter, drink and leave Pecos River safely. Elsewhere deep banks would trap them. Ford mapped 1849 by Capt. R. B. . . . Map (db m68928) HM
2Texas, Pecos County, Girvin — 2564 — Horse Head Crossing on the Pecos River
Here crossed the undated Comanche Trail from Llano Estacado to Mexico. In 1850 John R. Bartlett while surveying the Mexican boundary found the crossing marked by skulls of horses; hence the name “Horse Head”. The Southern Overland Mail . . . Map (db m53225) HM
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Feb. 2, 2023