Town of Buffalo Gap

Town of Buffalo Gap (HM1F3X)

Location: Buffalo Gap, TX 79508 Taylor County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 16.831', W 99° 49.596'

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Probably named for the pass in Callahan Divide (Mountains) crossed by thousands of buffalo that once inhabited this area.
????? Besides providing the native Apache and Comanche Indians with food, buffaloes drew the first white hunters here about 1874.
?????First homes in present town were dugouts of buffalo hunters. The community began to grow in 1878 when it was named county seat and was located on the Western Cattle Trail. In 1883, however, the new railroad town of Abilene became county seat and Buffalo Gap, like so many small Texas towns, lost prestige.
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HM NumberHM1F3X
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Marker Number5523
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 422160 N 3571829
Decimal Degrees32.28051667, -99.82660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 16.831', W 99° 49.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 16' 49.86" N, 99° 49' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 502 Vine St, Buffalo Gap TX 79508, US
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