Texas Historical Markers in Upton County
For a list and locations of Upton County’s 29 roadside Historical Markers (including our neighboring communities of Rankin and Midkiff), please visit the Texas Historical Commisson’s Marker Atlas Online (Search: Upton County).
Link to the THC Atlas
McCamey Veterans/KIA Memorial
The McCamey Veterans KIA Memorial Wall of Honor stands in memory of McCamey citizens who served, and continue to serve, their country. Dedicated November 11th, 2013, this monument is a reminder to all of us that “Freedom is Never Free”. The Memorial’s Eternal Flame burns brightly in the center of a large star in the Circle of Honor, where paver stones pay tribute to servicemen and women from other communities. It was erected by volunteers and made possible by local donations; we encourage visitors to pay their respects to our heroes while sitting on one of the stone contemplation benches bearing the name of our heroes.
McCamey Vets Memorial on Facebook
Texas Pecos Trail Region
Nestled along the once treacherous Texas Pecos Trail, the wind turbine-laced mesas and hills surrounding McCamey have been a gateway to the West for Spanish Explorers, Gold Rush 49ers, military expeditions and cattle drivers such as Goodnight-Loving. Not much physically remains of these parts of the past, but there is still much history to be found in these hills. Groups such as the Pecos Partners of the Texas Historical Commission’s Heritage Trails Program help keep it alive by promoting and celebrating our frontier heritage.
Texas Pecos Trail Website
The Mendoza Trail Museum
Mendoza Trail Museum at Santa Fe Park named after 17th Century Spanish Explorer Lt. Gen. Juan Dominguez de Mendoza, preserves many pieces of the McCamey area’s history including fossils, Native American artifacts and items from our Wild West past. The site also features the 1915 Adrian House (which is filled with period furnishings and clothing) and the relocated and restored Santa Fe Depot (a meeting and event room which can be booked through the City of McCamey/City Hall).
FREE Admission. Phone: 432.652.3192 Regular Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 5pm
Mendoza Trail Museum Online