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Sierra Blanca, Texas

Sierra Blanca, named for Sierra Blanca Mountain (6,950 ft.), is the seat of Hudspeth County on modern I-10 in far West Texas. The town owes its existence to the competition that surrounded the construction of the nation's second transcontinental rail link in 1881 of the Southern Pacific and Texas & Pacific. An historical marker commemorates the event located downtown at corner of Sierra Blanca Ave. and U.S. 80. railroads.

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Adobe Courthouse

Under a neat white stucco sheath, the 1919 Hudspeth County Courthouse is the Southwest's only in-use governmental structure of adobe. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Sierra Blanca, TX Historic Courthouses



Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum

The Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum is located in the original Southern Pacific Depot building in 1882 which served both Southern Pacific and Texas & Pacific railroads. The building was moved a couple of blocks to its present location near the post office on U.S. 80

Sierra Blanca, TX Museums

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"

Sierra Blanca, TX Scenic Drives

Things to do near Sierra Blanca, TX

El Paso Museum of Art

Multimillion-dollar Kress Collection and Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington; frequent exhibits of classical and con...

Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer

Traces history of the U.S. NCO corps with artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War....