The Torres Family

The Torres Family (HM3CX)

Location: Langtry, TX 78871 Val Verde County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 48.51', W 101° 33.556'

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In the 1870-80s, brothers Cesario, Bernardo and Juan Torres were prominent west Texas citizens due to their irrigation work in the region. For work out west, Bernardo received land in Val Verde County at the Rio Grande - Pecos River confluence. His land was chosen as the route of the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio rail line. After Bernardo's death in 1882, Cesario acquired the land, established the 7D ranch and gave land for the railroad tracks and depot. His son, Jesus Pablo "J. P." Torres, was reportedly the first permanent resident of Langtry, then called Eagle's Nest. J.P. was also Val Verde County's first Hispanic elected official. He and his rival Roy Bean alternately served as Justices of the Peace in the 1890s.
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HM NumberHM3CX
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:37pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 252650 N 3300313
Decimal Degrees29.80850000, -101.55926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 48.51', W 101° 33.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 48' 30.60" N, 101° 33' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5045-5079 Torres Ave, Langtry TX 78871, US
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