San Salomon Spring - Balmorhea State Park, Reeves County, Texas
Address: SH 117, off IH 10 at Balmorhea State Park
Directions: At Balmorhea State Park, off SH 17, 4 miles S. of IH-10
Marker #: 5389004557
Year Dedicated: 1964
Size, type: 14" x 24"
Last reported condition: Refinish
San Salomon Spring - Called "Mescalero Spring " in 1849, when watering corn and peaches of the Mescalero Apaches. To Ft. Davis soldiers, 1856, was "Head Spring". Present name given by first permanent settlers, Mexican farmers. Miller, Lyles and Murphy in 1871 began large-scale commercial irrigation. Murphy built first canals. (1964)
Decimal degrees:  N 30.942468   W -103.787261
Degrees, minutes: N 30 56.548   W 0103 47.236
UTM: Zone 13, Easting 615849, Northing 3423856
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