The Sand Hills

The Sand Hills (HM15O7)

Location: Kermit, TX 79745 Winkler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 57.714', W 102° 57.908'

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Mapped by U.S. Government, 1849, for gold seekers and settlers. Known earlier to Indians and many Spanish explorers. A 100-mi. belt of sand in Winkler and 4 other Texas counties and in New Mexico. Width varies from 3 to 20 miles; outer dunes are held by dwarf oaks. Water at 2' depth supports willows, cottonwoods, and a plum thicket. (The plums gave food to early settlers.)

Many dunes more than 70' high. Heavy, shifting sands a natural barrier to travel. Campsite and game reservation for Indians.

Now part of expansive cattle ranges and rich oil fields.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
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HM NumberHM15O7
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Marker Number4561
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 692301 N 3538020
Decimal Degrees31.96190000, -102.96513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 57.714', W 102° 57.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 57' 42.84" N, 102° 57' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Unnamed Road, Kermit TX 79745, US
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