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Dimmit County Historical Markers

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26-Dimmit County | 26-Espantosa Lake

Southern Texas Map

26-Dimmit County

Marker Title: Dimmit County
City: Carrizo Springs
County: Dimmit
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: Not located
Marker Text: Created February 1, 1858; organized November 2, 1880 Named in honor of Philip Dimmitt, a pioneer trader and captain in the Texas Army who died in 1841. Carrizo Springs, The County Seat (3.7 mi. N Carrizo Springs, US Hwy. 83)

26-Espantosa Lake

Marker Title: Espantosa Lake
City: Carrizo Springs
County: Dimmit
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: FM 1433 at Dam at south end of lake
Marker Text: Most famous camping ground on Presidio Road. Earliest route between Texas and Coahuila. Many legends center about the lake. Here in 1876 Texas Rangers killed a band of desperadoes.

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