Details for Mountain Pass Station (Atlas Number 5441003503)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441003503

Data

Marker Number 3503
Atlas Number 5441003503
Marker Title Mountain Pass Station
Index Entry Mountain Pass Station
Address CR 351, SW of Merkel 32 mi.
City Merkel
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 400819
UTM Northing 3576450
Subject Codes roads; stagecoach routes, stands, etc.
Marker Year 1968
Designations
Marker Location From Merkel, take FM 126 south about 14.4 miles to CR 350 and follow 2.4 miles south to CR 351 south and follow 9 miles.
Marker Size 20" x 20"
Marker Text Maintained from 1858 to outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 as a stage stop on the Butterfield Overland Main Route, which was the first mail and passenger line to link the east and west coasts of the United States. In 1870s this was a stop for branch of El Paso and San Antonio mail line. (1968)