Emigrant Trail

Emigrant Trail (HM29P3)

Location: Odessa, TX 79765 Ector County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 54.774', W 102° 23.633'

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Gateway to The West

Road of stubborn seekers of 1849 California gold fields and better life. Bringing the old, infant, the yet unborn and all worldly goods, family wagons entered Texas at Preston, on Red River, to go southwest via springs (including some now in Monahans Sandhills Park) to Emigrants' Crossing on the Pecos, then upriver and west through Guadalupe Pass to El Paso. Old wagon parts by the trail tell of some disasters.

Capt. R. B. Marcy in 1849 and Capt. John Pope in 1854 made Army surveys of the trail. It passed near this spot.
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HM NumberHM29P3
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 746431 N 3533745
Decimal Degrees31.91290000, -102.39388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 54.774', W 102° 23.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 54' 46.44" N, 102° 23' 37.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)915, 432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7000 Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79765, US
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