Marfa Stockyards

Marfa Stockyards (HM15BT)

Location: Marfa, TX 79843 Presidio County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 18.799', W 104° 0.116'

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Built in 1920 by the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway Company, the Marfa stockyards provided a central shipping point for livestock raised in Presidio, Jeff Davis, and Brewster counties. As many as 70,000 head of cattle were shipped from these pens in a single year. The facilities were enlarged in 1929 to handle the great volume of business. By the 1930s sheep and goats were also being shipped from here. Although business declined after the introduction of trucking to the area, the stockyards are still used to weigh animals prior to shipment.
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HM NumberHM15BT
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Marker Number3209
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 595959 N 3353926
Decimal Degrees30.31331667, -104.00193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.799', W 104° 0.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 47.94" N, 104° 0' 6.96" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-117 Ranch Rd 1112, Marfa TX 79843, US
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