Details for LeGrande Survey of 1833 (Atlas Number 5135003055)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135003055


Marker Number 3055
Atlas Number 5135003055
Marker Title LeGrande Survey of 1833
Index Entry LeGrande Survey of 1833
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 742788
UTM Northing 3545887
Subject Codes Exploration and expeditions; land surveys, land companies, promotional towns
Marker Year 1967
Marker Location From Ector County Courthouse, take US 385 North about 12.5 miles on East Service Rd. (before intersection of US 385 & SH 158)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Made in era of Mexico rule in Texas for John Beales, who through partnerships, acquired 70,000,000 acres of land and gained the title of "Texas" largest land king. Alexander LeGrande's survey covered about 2,000 miles in west Texas, Oklahoma Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico then south to the 32nd parallel. Hardship and tragedy plagued LeGrande's abandoned survey. First exploration here is usually credited to Capt. R. B. Marcy, U.S. Army; LeGrande's work was years earlier.