Old Duval Townsite

Old Duval Townsite (HM15O2)

Location: Kermit, TX 79745 Winkler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 50.232', W 103° 7.477'

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First post office in Winkler (then part of Tom Green) County opened near here (1908) on John Howe ranch. Mail came in twice weekly to serve 300 persons.

Duval townsite, promoted all over the United States by the Pueblo Investment Co., opened on March 19, 1910, with free lots, a picnic, and cowboy tournament.

In April, Kermit became seat of Winkler County; post office moved there in October. Duval failed to develop and townsite rights were canceled after 1928 oil discovery here. Ownership of many valuable lots sold in 1910 is still unclear today.
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HM NumberHM15O2
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Marker Number3723
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 677466 N 3523923
Decimal Degrees31.83720000, -103.12461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.232', W 103° 7.477'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 13.92" N, 103° 7' 28.62" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5203-5239 Perry Ln, Kermit TX 79745, US
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