One of the few spots where pioneer travelers could cross the Pecos River by fording. At Emigrants' Crossing, the deep, treacherous river flows over exposed rock. It is one of only three fords in a 60-mile segment of the stream, and was the one . . . — — Map (db m61266) HM
The Rev. Sumner Battle Callaway (1852-1916) led the organization of this Baptist Church in 1885 and served as its first pastor. Callaway had come to Texas from Georgia and had been Gov. Richard Hubbard's private secretary and a lawyer before . . . — — Map (db m85524) HM
This congregation grew out of a community Sunday school begun by Mrs. Peyton Parker in the Parker Hotel in 1881. One participant, pharmacist B.P. Van Horn (1852-1932), arranged a revival in 1891 that resulted in formation of the First Christian . . . — — Map (db m61217) HM
County Named for Texas Confederate George R. Reeves 1826-1887
Organized, captained company in 11th Texas Cavalry at start Civil War. Served in Arkansas, Indian Territory, Kentucky invasion of 1862. Assigned to Wheeler's Cavalry in Tennessee. . . . — — Map (db m61218) HM
Outstanding and dedicated teacher; public benefactor.
Born in Lavernia, Texas. Came to Pecos, 1906, with husband Wylie Moffitt Cole. They had two daughters.
Widowed in 1912, started teaching career which lasted for 27 years. — — Map (db m61267) HM
First permanent hospital in the Trans-Pecos area. Erected 1929 by pioneer physician and surgeon, Jim Camp, M.D. -- "Texas Doctor of the year" for 1950. "Dr. Jim" came to Pecos in 1900. In early days, he performed many operations using kitchen tables . . . — — Map (db m61236) HM
"Finest from Ft. Worth to El Paso." Saloon built 1896 of Pecos Valley red sandstone. Hotel opened 1907 by R.S. Johnson, owner. Headquarters for land promoters, salesmen, families of settlers in early years of Pecos Valley development.
Restored . . . — — Map (db m61271) HM
Welcome! A West Texas “welcome” is the friendliest greeting in the whole world; and Pecos is as “West Texas” as it gets! To receive a Pecos welcome, just stop! Stop at the excellent park and zoo, at the authentic . . . — — Map (db m131694) HM
Earliest Pecos landmark. Started with burial of men in hazardous work of building Texas & Pacific Railroad, 1881. Used over 30 years by settlers in the Pecos Valley. First markers, of native red stone or wood, have now been lost or effaced in . . . — — Map (db m61272) HM
Used by emigrants and the Southern (Butterfield) Overland Mail which linked St. Louis and San Francisco with semi-weekly mail, 1858-1861. Headquarters in 1855 of Captain John Pope, supervisor of the drilling of the first deep well west of the 98th . . . — — Map (db m80284) HM
Dedicated to the eternal memory of the men of
Reeves County and Barstow
who gave their lives Korean Conflict Reeves County
• Ruben J. Gomez MIA 11-2-50 • Thomas R. Russell 11-4-51
• Walter L. Hood MIA -51
Viet Nam Conflict Reeves . . . — — Map (db m128294) WM
Dedicated to the eternal memory of the men of Reeves County who gave their lives in the Second World War 1941-1945
• Acosta, Paqual F. • Alexander, Robert Lee • Baker, Robert Ora • Berkstresser, George B. • Chavez, Frutosa R. • Cope, Horace Lee . . . — — Map (db m128295) WM
Flat, arid, grassy land with a moderate water supply from the Pecos River and springs in Toyah Valley. Yuma Indians are thought to have done irrigated farming here in 16th century. Mexicans later raised vegetables, grain.
Cattlemen moved in . . . — — Map (db m61269) HM
Antonio de Espejo in 1583, after exploring among pueblos in New Mexico, reached the Pecos River southeast of Santa Fe. He named it Rio de Las Vacas (River of Cows), for the abundance of buffalo. On his return route to Mexico he went down the river . . . — — Map (db m73303) HM
Nationally famed melon, originated in this city. Residents from 1880s grew melons in gardens, noting sun and soil imparted a distinctive flavor. Madison L. Todd (March 22, 1875-Sept. 10, 1967) and wife Julia (Jan. 30, 1880-Feb. 5, 1969) came here . . . — — Map (db m61270) HM
Held a block south of Pecos Courthouse, July 4, 1883. Started with claims of cattle outfits--NA, Lazy Y, and W Ranches--that each had fastest steer ropers.
Settlers in town for Fourth of July picnic were spectators. The prizes were blue ribbons . . . — — Map (db m61235) HM