Now on modern I-10 in far West Texas the town grew at the juncture
of the nation's second transcontinental rail route in 1881 (Southern
Pacific and Texas & Pacific). Historical marker commemorates
the event downtown at the corner of Sierra Blanca Avenue and U.S.
80. The town is named for Sierra Blanca Mountain (6,950 feet)
HUDSPETH COUNTY MUSEUM
- HUDSPETH COUNTY MUSEUM - Located
in the original Southern Pacific Depot which was moved a couple
of blocks to its present location near the post office on U.S.
80. Exhibits include railroad memorabilia, Indian artifacts, and
the history of the county. Also house offices of local historical
society. Open Wed 1 - 5 p.m.
- ADOBE COURTHOUSE - Under a
neat white stucco sheath, the Hudspeth County Courthouse is the
Southwest's only in-use governmental structure of adobe. It is
a popular snapshot subject. A replica of old Fort Hancock is on
display, the last fort built to protect against the Indians (1882
- SCENIC DRIVE..F.M.1111 north 43
miles to intersection with primary east-west route of U.S. 62/180.
Generally flat ranching areas edged by mountains on the horizon.
Profuse stands of giant yuccas growing 15 to 20 feet high. these
desert "forests" are most spectacular in March and April
when each stalk is topped by huge clusters of white blossoms.
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