The Franklin Mountains

The Franklin Mountains (HMPCP)

Location: El Paso, TX 79902 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 46.956', W 106° 28.786'

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Cabeza de Vaca Peak, elevation 7,152, is eight miles north from where you stand on the scenic point. History records that these rugged limestone mountains, from which stones were hewn and spring water was drawn to build El Paso, were named for the early-day settler, Franklin Coontz.

The southern point of these mountains has served through the centuries as a beckoning guidepost to a friendly haven for the natives, weary pioneers and modern-day travelers.

Here the first lighted air-beacon between the West Coast and the Mississippi was erected in 1928.

On the slope above you, at Christmas time, a huge and bright star sheds its light upon the grateful peoples of El Paso and our sister city of Juarez.
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe State National Bank of El Paso
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359892 N 3517292
Decimal Degrees31.78260000, -106.47976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.956', W 106° 28.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 57.36" N, 106° 28' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2311 Scenic Dr, El Paso TX 79902, US
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