Seven Wells

Seven Wells (HM1E4D)

Location: Colorado City, TX 79512 Mitchell County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 20.092', W 100° 49.493'

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(Site Located One Mile South)

This area, now covered by Lake Champion, was once the site of springs that originated from underground water which also supplied Champion Creek. They were called "wells" because the Seven Spring Basins closely resembled man-made wells.

Buffalo tracks cut deep into the creek banks of soft sandstone indicated this was a watering place for great herds of bison. At least four trails crisscrossed the area where north and south Champion Creeks converged.

For hundreds of years Indians also camped here, and in the 1880s a small, early Mitchell County settlement named "Artesia" grew up at the site of the wells.
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HM NumberHM1E4D
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Marker Number4645
Year Placed1968
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 328246 N 3579017
Decimal Degrees32.33486667, -100.82488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.092', W 100° 49.493'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 5.52" N, 100° 49' 29.58" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 340 Co Rd 111, Colorado City TX 79512, US
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