Lambrecht's Artesian Well

Lambrecht's Artesian Well (HMZGV)

Location: Humble, TX 77338 Harris County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 59.955', W 95° 15.455'

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An oil well drilled at this site in 1912 yielded not oil, but free-flowing artesian water. The following year, German native Nick Lambrecht (1855-1920) purchased the property. Lambrecht served as justice of the peace and mayor during Humble's oil boom days in the early 20th century and in 1904 had installed a water system to meet the needs of the many oil field workers who came to town. Lambrecht's artesian well was used to supply water to bathhouses and was also piped to nearby homes. In earlier years, water had been hauled to town in barrels on horse-drawn wagons.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHMZGV
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Marker Number10717
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 282231 N 3320848
Decimal Degrees29.99925000, -95.25758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 59.955', W 95° 15.455'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 59' 57.30" N, 95° 15' 27.30" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 875-899 FM1960 Business, Humble TX 77338, US
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