Details for Midland County

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018309


Marker Number 18309
Atlas Number 5507018309
Marker Title Midland County
Index Entry Midland County
Address Wall Street near South Colorado Street
City Midland
County Midland
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 776230
UTM Northing 3543915
Subject Codes counties
Marker Year 1967
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Midland County Courthouse grounds
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (Created and organized, March 1885) First known as the junction of many trails and site of the last Comanche raid into Texas. In 1881 the Texas and Pacific Railroad was built; equi-distant between El Paso and Fort Worth, this became known as Midland. First settler was a sheepman in 1882. Cattlemen came with Herefords in 1888. Water wells and windmills lured small farmers. Became headquarters for 1928 Permian Basin oil discovery. In 1945 its first well came in. The "Midland Man," oldest skeletal remains in North America (18,500 B. C.), was found in 1954. (1967)

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