LeGrande Survey of 1833

LeGrande Survey of 1833 (HM1MB7)

Location: Gardendale, TX 79758 Ector County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 1.263', W 102° 25.737'

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(S.E. Corner 18 mi. E. of this site)

Made in era of Mexican rule in Texas for John Beales, who through partnerships, acquired 70,000,000 acres of land and gained the title of "Texas' largest land king".

Alexander LeGrande's survey covered about 2,000 miles in west Texas, Oklahoma Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico then south to the 32nd parallel. Hardship and tragedy plagued LeGrande's party. Attacked by Indians, he abandoned survey.

First exploration here is usually credited to Capt. R. B. Marcy, U.S. Army; LeGrande's work was years earlier.
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HM NumberHM1MB7
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Marker Number3055
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 742829 N 3545658
Decimal Degrees32.02105000, -102.42895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.263', W 102° 25.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 15.78" N, 102° 25' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-385, Gardendale TX 79758, US
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