Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest (HM3DH)

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

N 29° 48.25', W 101° 33.397'

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Humans are believed to have traveled through the remote and dramatic landscape near the confluence of the Pecos River and the Rio Grande for centuries. For years, the cliff across the river from this site was home to a pair of golden eagles, whose nest gave name to the canyon and crossing downstream from it, as well as the community that began on this side of the Rio Grande as a railroad camp. The crossing was used by Indian tribes, ranchers, soldiers and Texas Rangers. The town, later known as Langtry, grew due to efforts of the Torres family, who owned the townsite and provided water for steam locomotives. Even after the town's name changed, the Eagle's Nest was a well-known landmark.
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HM NumberHM3DH
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:55pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 252895 N 3299827
Decimal Degrees29.80416667, -101.55661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 48.25', W 101° 33.397'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 48' 15.00" N, 101° 33' 23.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 321-325 Torres Ave, Langtry TX 78871, US
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