Details for Site of Early Water Well

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5329004777


Marker Number 4777
Atlas Number 5329004777
Marker Title Site of Early Water Well
Index Entry Water Well, Site of Early
Address Baird St.
City Midland
County Midland
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 776521
UTM Northing 3543808
Subject Codes water topics; pioneers
Marker Year 1969
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Near intersection of Missouri Ave. and Baird St. Marker reported missing Dec. 1999.
Private Property No
Marker Condition Missing
Marker Size 14" x 24"
Marker Text County's first well; dug by hand, 1884, it supplied the entire town. Formerly water had been shipped by rail from Monahans (50 mi. W). Well--6 feet wide, 50 feet deep--was equipped with a hand pump and a bucket rest (under spout). It also furnished water for town cattle trough. (1969)

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