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El Paso, Texas

Welcome to El Paso, Texas

Where is El Paso, Texas?

El Paso, Texas is located at Latitude 31.84925 and Longitude -106.437549. El Paso is in the Mountain (GMT -07:00) time zone. Telephone area codes in El Paso include 915. This hometown does use daylight savings time.

El Paso, Texas is situated in El Paso County. El Paso County has an average elevation of 3695 feet.

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How did El Paso, Texas get its name?

From the pass through the Rockies, east of the city. - Robert Johnson A number of important developments during the 1850s shaped the character of the area north of the river. The Stephenson-Azcate family acquired a 900-acre tract from the Ponce de Le=n grant in the vicinity of today's I-10 "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange. It was called "El Rancho de la Concordia" or "Stephensonville" after Hugh Stephenson's childhood home in Concordia, Missouri. The Archbishop of Durango later gave permission for the blessing of a private chapel there, San JosT de la Concordia, whose ruins persisted until the 1930s; its camposanto or burial grounds were the origins of Concordia Cemetery. Further west, a settlement on Coons' Rancho called Franklin became the nucleus of El Paso, Texas. El Paso County was established in March 1850, with San Elizario as the first county seat. The United States Senate fixed a boundary between Texas and New Mexico at the thirty-second parallel, thus largely ignoring history and topography. A military post called The Post opposite El Paso (meaning opposite El Paso del Norte, across the Rio Grande) was established in 1854, and the Butterfield Overland Mail arrived in 1858. A year later pioneer Anson Mills completed his plat of the town, calling it El Paso, a name that resulted in endless confusion until the name of the town across the river, El Paso del Norte, was changed to Ciudad Jußrez in 1888.

El Paso was incorporated in 1873 and encompassed the small area communities that had developed along the river (Magoffinsville, Concordia, Hart's Mill). - Cliff M

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El Paso, Texas Zip Codes

El Paso, Texas 79901
Postal Station Type: Post Office
Latitude: 31.762995   Longitude: -106.485636
Zip Code Classification: Non-Unique

El Paso, Texas 79902
Postal Station Type: Post Office
Latitude: 31.786128   Longitude: -106.495968
Zip Code Classification: Non-Unique

El Paso, Texas 79903
Postal Station Type: Post Office
Latitude: 31.786858   Longitude: -106.445407
Zip Code Classification: Non-Unique

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