Double Mountain Salt Works

Double Mountain Salt Works (HM1ZJO)

Location: Jayton, TX 79528 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 14.871', W 100° 34.411'

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(on Brazos River)

On Indian-infested frontier 125 miles beyond Fort Belknap and outer settlements. Northernmost business in Confederate Texas. Established at great risk, to obtain salt, scarce during Civil War and vitally needed to cure meat, season food, cure hides for leather, feed work horses, army draft mules and cavalry horses.

Texas Legislature appropriated funds for the explorations on the Brazos by a civil engineer.

Double Mountain spring water proved to be 98% salt, a nearby lake 45%. Reduction of brine was under control of Texas Military Board. Troops guarded the work.
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HM NumberHM1ZJO
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 353413 N 3679867
Decimal Degrees33.24785000, -100.57351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.871', W 100° 34.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 52.26" N, 100° 34' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 E 4th St, Jayton TX 79528, US
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