Marcy Trail

Marcy Trail (HM1MHD)

Location: Midland, TX 79706 Midland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 0.942', W 102° 0.107'

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Plotted in 1849 by a U. S. Army surveying expedition under Capt. Randolph B. Marcy. Guided by Manuel, a Comanche Indian, Marcy crossed the dreaded staked plains of West Texas, proving their feasibility for travel, and opening a new and shorter road west.

Marcy's trail from Dona Ana, N. M., to Fort Smith, Ark., became a major road to the California gold fields. Later the overland stage followed it for about 125 miles and in 1881, Texas and Pacific Railroad built along part of the route.
Marker Number3206
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 783206 N 3546106
Decimal Degrees32.01570000, -102.00178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.942', W 102° 0.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 56.52" N, 102° 0' 6.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-20, Midland TX 79706, US
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