Smith's Station

Smith's Station (HM1ZII)

Location: Albany, TX 76430 Shackelford County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 42.335', W 99° 31.373'

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From 1858 until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, a station of the Butterfield Overland Mail route was located here. Despite a brief existence, it was an important stop on the early stage line that reached from Missouri to California. Stages made the trip in under 25 days, a marked improvement on earlier communication links with the rapidly developing West. Located on Chimney Creek between stage stops at Clear Fork (26 mi. NE) and Fort Phantom Hill (12 mi. SW), Smith's Station was the only Butterfield stop located in present Shackelford County.
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HM NumberHM1ZII
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed1982
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 450992 N 3618769
Decimal Degrees32.70558333, -99.52288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.335', W 99° 31.373'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 20.1" N, 99° 31' 22.38" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 220, Albany TX 76430, US
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