San Jacinto Plaza

San Jacinto Plaza (HMPAB)

Location: El Paso, TX 79901 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 45.575', W 106° 29.317'

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In 1857, W. T. Smith sold his property which he called "The Town of El Paso" for $6500.00. The buyers were J. S. and H. S. Gillette, J. F. Crosby, J. W. Morton and V. St. Vrain; they had it surveyed by Anson Mills. The map showed downtown El Paso much as it is today, including a "public square" which they donated to the future city of El Paso, incorporated in 1873. This plot of ground, a haven for the weary traveler, has seen and heard the life of this area march by since Spanish colonial times. It saw rumbling ox-drawn carts, the first U.S. soldiers, covered wagons, then Jeff Davis's Camel Corps, stage coaches, the blast of six-guns and the first locomotive whistles, and law and order emerging. The years brought concerts, political and patriotic speeches, presidents visiting and marching soldiers of our wars. It was designated "The Plaza" by the 1889 city fathers, but the 1902 council permanently and officially named it San Jacinto Plaza.
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HM NumberHMPAB
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe State National Bank of El Paso
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 2:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359019 N 3514751
Decimal Degrees31.75958333, -106.48861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.575', W 106° 29.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 34.50" N, 106° 29' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-346 N Oregon St, El Paso TX 79901, US
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