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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Van Horn, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Culberson County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Culberson County, TX (20) Hudspeth County, TX (14) Jeff Davis County, TX (25) Reeves County, TX (20) Eddy County, NM (17) Otero County, NM (20)  CulbersonCounty(20) Culberson County (20)  HudspethCounty(14) Hudspeth County (14)  JeffDavisCounty(25) Jeff Davis County (25)  ReevesCounty(20) Reeves County (20)  EddyCountyNew Mexico(17) Eddy County (17)  OteroCounty(20) Otero County (20)
Van Horn is the county seat for Culberson County
Van Horn is in Culberson County
      Culberson County (20)  
ADJACENT TO CULBERSON COUNTY
      Hudspeth County (14)  
      Jeff Davis County (25)  
      Reeves County (20)  
      Eddy County, New Mexico (17)  
      Otero County, New Mexico (20)  
 
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1Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7925 — Clark Hotel
First permanent structure in Van Horn. Earliest portion (built 1901) housed original city post office. Main portion was built in 1905-06 by John Cox of concrete blocks handmade by crew on site. In 1911-12, when Culberson was newly organized, . . . Map (db m60763) HM
2Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7934 — Colonel David Culberson — Culberson County
This is a two-sided marker (Front): Native Georgian. Came to Texas 1856. Although opposed to secession he aided in raising 18th Texas Infantry as Lt. Colonel, C.S.A. Made commanding Colonel of 18th in 1862. After service in Vicksburg area . . . Map (db m44613) HM
3Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7931 — Culberson County
Formed from El Paso County; Created March 10, 1911; Organized April 18, 1911; Named for David B. Culberson 1830-1903 famous constitutional lawyer, a Confederate officer, member of the Texas legislature, member of the United States congress; Van . . . Map (db m43479) HM
4Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — Culberson County Veterans Memorial
In grateful memory of those who served from Culberson CountyMap (db m164553) WM
5Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7933 — Feely Cemetery
The nearby cemetery (250 yards S) was first used in 1910 for the burial of an infant son of J.H. Feely. The owner of a grocery in the railroad settlement of Plateau (2 miles north), he later served as the first sheriff of Culberson County when it . . . Map (db m120691) HM
6Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7936 — Figure 2 Ranch
The lands which now lie within the boundaries of the Figure 2 Ranch were occupied in the 19th century by nomadic Native American tribes. One of the last battles between Texas Rangers and Apache Indians occurred in the mountains west of this site in . . . Map (db m52722) HM
7Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7932 — Original Culberson County Jail
In order to provide local law enforcement in the wake of Mexican bandit attacks, Culberson County was organized in 1911. The following year the county commissioners accepted plans for construction of this red brick jail. Although prisoners at times . . . Map (db m60765) HM
8Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7928 — Presbyterian Church
U.S. 1902. First church building erected in Van Horn. This was used by all faiths until other churches were built. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964 Map (db m60764) HM
9Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 12657 — San Antonio-California Trail — (Three Miles South)
One of Texas' first cross-country wagon trails. The San Antonio-El Paso section of this route was surveyed in 1848 by a party under the intrepid Indian fighter Jack Hays. Used first by emigrants and gold-seekers, it became part of the San . . . Map (db m73317) HM
10Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — Van Horn Cemetery
J. H. & Rose Beach gave first plots to start this cemetery Sept 1888Map (db m164554) HM
11Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — Van Horn Veterans Memorial
"To those who have shown a willingness to give their lives for the United States of America. Words cannot express the gratitude owed to you for the freedoms we enjoy. Please accept our interminable appreciation for your service to our country and . . . Map (db m164545) WM
12Texas (Culberson County), Van Horn — 7926 — Van Horn Wells — (One-Half Mile West)
Only dependable water supply in miles of arid terrain. Used by Indians for centuries. Named for either Maj. Jefferson Van Horne (who passed here en route to establish fort at El Paso, in 1849), or for Lt. J.J. Van Horn (stationed here to fight . . . Map (db m73296) HM
 
 
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Jul. 1, 2022