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Salt Flat, Texas

Salt Flat is a small community that grew near extensive surface salt deposits left by intermittent lakes in Hudspeth County just west of the Guadalupe Mountains. Some of the gray-white salt deposits may be seen today from U.S. 62/180.

The area was the focus of a bloody dispute known as the Salt War in the 1860s and '70s. Before the dispute reached a confused, tragic end, it had involved both Mexican and U.S. citizens, political parties, judges, legislators, mob action, army troops and Texas Rangers. Murder, assassination and revenge killings took place on both sides.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Salt Flat, TX

Midland County Historical Museum

Midland County Historical Museum exhibits include early Midland history, photos, pioneer relics, mementos of the Civil War, W...

Rankin Museum

Housed in the historic Yates Hotel (c. 1927) built by oil tycoon Ira Yates, the Rankin Museum features the restored lobby, or...

Old Fort Cemetery

Records on existing tombstones indicate few people lived beyond age 40; indication of hardships among those who opened and se...

Midland Downtown Lions Club Fire Museum

The Fire Museum contains Midland's first two fire trucks and other early fire fighting equipment. Photographs line the walls,...