Juan Cordona Lake

Juan Cordona Lake (HM1E3L)

Location: Crane, TX 79731 Crane County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 23.812', W 102° 21.118'

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(11 Miles Southwest)

A natural salt deposit, known and used for the past 300 years. On land grant from Mexico to Juan Cordova; name, misread on maps, is now unique to lake.

Apaches were encountered here by explorers in 1683. From days of early settlers, Mexicans and Anglo-Texans relied on this salt deposit. During the civil war, 1861-1865, a 7-family San Saba wagon train traded watermelons and other goods to Indians here for sorely needed salt.

In 1912-1914 a 36-burro train hauled salt from here. Recently as 1930, commercial shipments went out to Midland and Odessa.
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HM NumberHM1E3L
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Marker Number2871
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 751785 N 3476618
Decimal Degrees31.39686667, -102.35196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 23.812', W 102° 21.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 23' 48.72" N, 102° 21' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 W 6th St, Crane TX 79731, US
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