Bakers Crossing, Texas

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Bakers Crossing, Texas
Unincorporated Community
Bakers Crossing, Texas is located in Texas
Bakers Crossing, Texas
Bakers Crossing, Texas
Location within Texas
Coordinates: 29°57′44″N 101°8′52″W / 29.96222°N 101.14778°W / 29.96222; -101.14778Coordinates: 29°57′44″N 101°8′52″W / 29.96222°N 101.14778°W / 29.96222; -101.14778
Country United States
State Texas
County Val Verde
Elevation 1,516 ft (462 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78840
Area code 830
GNIS feature ID 1377969

Bakers Crossing, a populated place located on the east bank of the Devils River in Val Verde County, Texas. It lies at an elevation of 1516 feet.[1]

History[edit]

Bakers Crossing is named for a pioneer that settled on that site at the "second crossing of Devils River" by the San Antonio-El Paso Road located at that place. Texas State Highway 163 now crosses the river on a bridge slightly to the west of the original crossing and the site of the earlier highway bridge. Camp Hudson, later Fort Hudson was located nearby to the south on the opposite bank near the mouth of Hudson Canyon and Huffstutler Springs.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bakers Crossing
  2. ^ Timothy K. Perttula, The Prehistory of Texas, Texas A&M University Press, 2004, p.278
  3. ^ Gunnar M. Brune, Springs of Texas, Volume 1, Texas A&M University Press, 2002, p.451