Details for Comanche Trail (Atlas Number 5043000994)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5043000994


Marker Number 994
Atlas Number 5043000994
Marker Title Comanche Trail
Index Entry Comanche Trail
City Marathon
County Brewster
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 677688
UTM Northing 3291474
Subject Codes roads; cattle, cattle industry topics; Native Americans
Marker Year 1936
Marker Location From Marathon, take US 385 S. about 42 mi, to Parsimmon Gap entrance to Big Bend. Marker is in parking lot to entrance station
Marker Size 18" x 12"
Marker Text You are now traveling the Comanche Trail blazed by Comanche Indians, en route from the western plains to Mexico, and traveled later by emigrants and soldiers. It extended south from the Horse Head Crossing of the Pecos by Comanche Springs (Fort Stockton) to the Rio Grande.