Water on South Side of Square

Water on South Side of Square (HM1DE6)

Location: Comanche, TX 76442 Comanche County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 53.851', W 98° 36.281'

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1859 first courthouse built near Fleming Oak at SW cor Sq was of slim log poles set on end (as a picket fence) with dirt floor & plank roof. The hand dug well was to furnish water to courthouse & public. As buildings burned on N side Sq in 1868 men made 2 lines from well on S side of Sq & passed water buckets to blaze. In July 1871 court ordered J. D. Wright to clean well, wall with stone from bottom to 2-1/2' above top of ground, cover with trap door, place pulley, two buckets & rope. Court ordered 12-14-1912 that well on S side of Sq be level with ground & covered. At removal of rock debris Oscar Callaway, a young lawyer suggested top be saved. 1912 S. L. Mull paid $25 for top for farm well. In 1996 his family Ms. Dois Mull & Bob Mull donated top to Comanche County to be replaced on well. Well rebuilt by Preston Cox.
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HM NumberHM1DE6
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Placed ByComanche County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 537381 N 3529144
Decimal Degrees31.89751667, -98.60468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.851', W 98° 36.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 51.06" N, 98° 36' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 W Central Ave, Comanche TX 76442, US
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