Van Horn, Texas

Van Horn is a town in and the seat of Culberson County, Texas, United States.[3] According to the 2010 census, Van Horn had a population of 2,063,[4] down from 2,435 at the 2000 census. It is the westernmost incorporated community in the Central Time Zone part of the state of Texas.

Van Horn, Texas
The main road through Van Horn
The main road through Van Horn
Culbertson County VanHorn
Van Horn is located in Texas
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Location of Van Horn in Texas and the US
Van Horn is located in the United States
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Van Horn (the United States)
Coordinates: 31°2′33″N 104°49′59″W / 31.04250°N 104.83306°WCoordinates: 31°2′33″N 104°49′59″W / 31.04250°N 104.83306°W
Country United States
State Texas
CountyCulberson
Area
 • Total2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Land2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
4,042 ft (1,232 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,063
 • Density727/sq mi (280.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79855
Area code(s)432
FIPS code48-75032[1]
GNIS feature ID1370571[2]

Geography

Van Horn is located in southwestern Culberson County at 31°2′33″N 104°49′59″W / 31.04250°N 104.83306°W (31.042489, -104.832928).[5] Interstate 10 passes through the town, leading east 120 miles (190 km) to Fort Stockton and northwest 118 miles (190 km) to El Paso. Van Horn is the western terminus of U.S. Route 90; from Van Horn it leads southeast 73 miles (117 km) to Marfa. Texas State Highway 54 leads north from Van Horn 65 miles (105 km) to Pine Springs and the Guadalupe Mountains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all land.[4] Threemile Peak, elevation 4,868 feet (1,484 m), rises to the northwest overlooking the town.

Van Horn Eagle Field 2008

The old Eagle Field, before the 2014 construction of the new stadium, with Threemile Peak in the background

Threemile Mt 2008

Threemile Peak, with a white "V" for Van Horn on it

Climate

History

VanHornVFDV
Van Horn Volunteer Fire Department

Anglo-Texan[7] settlement began in the late 1850s and early 1860s supportive of the San Antonio-El Paso Overland Mail route.[8] Although U.S. Army Major Jefferson Van Horne is believed to have passed near the area in 1849 on his way to take command of what would later become Fort Bliss, the town is instead named for Lt. James Judson Van Horn who commanded an army garrison at the Van Horn Wells beginning in 1859. Lt. Van Horn's command was relatively short-lived, as the post was seized by Confederate forces in 1861 and Lt. Van Horn taken prisoner.[9] Settlement was further stimulated by the construction of the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881.[10][11][12] The town has several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places including the First Presbyterian Church (now Primera Iglesia Bautista), built in 1901.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890450
190030−93.3%
19105001,566.7%
192080060.0%
19301,600100.0%
19402,07029.4%
19501,161−43.9%
19601,95368.2%
19702,88947.9%
19802,772−4.0%
19902,9305.7%
20002,435−16.9%
20102,063−15.3%
Est. 20161,896[13]−8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]
VanHornCityHall
Van Horn City Hall

As of the census[1] of 2000, 2,435 people, 834 households, and 652 families resided in the town. The population density was 846.9 people per square mile (326.4/km²). The 976 housing units averaged 339.5 per square mile (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.60% White, 0.66% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 31.46% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 78.60% of the population.

Education

VanHornCityCountyLibrary
Van Horn City-County Library

Van Horn is served by the Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District and is home to the Van Horn High School Eagles.

Government and infrastructure

VanHornPostoffice
Van Horn Post Office

The United States Postal Service operates the Van Horn Post Office.[15]

Transportation

Roads

Rail

Bus

Space tourism

In late 2006, The Wall Street Journal reported that Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, had acquired 290,000 acres (1,200 km2) of land 25 miles (40 km) north of Van Horn, including the Figure 2 Ranch Airport, to house his fledgling space tourism company, Blue Origin. As of 2008, Blue Origin had been expected to start commercial operations as early as 2010, aiming for 52 launches per year from the Van Horn facility.[16]

In early 2010, NASA awarded Blue Origin US$3.7 million to work on an advanced technology, which detaches a crew cabin from its launcher if the shuttle malfunctions.[17]

As of August 2016, Blue Origin was still conducting test flights with plans to begin flying piloted tests in 2017 and paying customers in 2018.[18][19]

10,000-year clock

In 2009 the Van Horn Advocate announced that the Long Now Foundation was starting geologic testing for an underground space to house a 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now, on the Bezos ranch, north of Van Horn.[20]

Gallery

Threemile 1913 USGS

Threemile Mountain (on the left), looking northwest (USGS photo by George B. Richardson, 1913)

VanHornTX 2008

Similar view of Threemile Mountain (left) and Beach Mountains (right) in 2008

Culberson County Hospital - Van Horn, Texas November 2013

Culberson County Hospital and Van Horn Rural Health Clinic (2013)

Sierra Diablo Ranch

12,800 acre Sierra Diablo Ranch north of Van Horn

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Van Horn town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Climate Statistics for Van Horn, Texas". Retrieved February 18, 2012.
  7. ^ "Anglo-American Colonization", The Handbook of Texas Online
  8. ^ "San Antonio-El Paso Mail", The Handbook of Texas Online. For more on the establishment of this route, see United States Army, Corps of Topographical Engineers; Joseph Eggleston Johnston; Francis T. Bryan; Randolph Barnes Marcy; William F. Smith; N. H. Michler; S. G. French; W. H. C. Whiting; James H. Simpson (1850). Reports of the Secretary of War: with reconnaissances of routes from San Antonio to El Paso. Washington, DC: Union Office. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
  9. ^ Regarding prisoner exchanges including Lt. Van Horn see January 26, 1862 correspondence from J. P. Benjamin to Major General Benjamin Huger in United States War Department (1891). The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Volume III). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. p. 782 (and others). Retrieved May 21, 2009.
  10. ^ "Van Horn, Texas", The Handbook of Texas Online
  11. ^ "Van Horne, Jefferson", The Handbook of Texas Online
  12. ^ Cullum, George Washington; Edward Singleton Holden (1891). Biographical register of the officers and graduates of the U.S. military academy at West Point, N.Y.: from its establishment, in 1802, to 1890; with the early history of the United States military academy. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company. p. 400. Retrieved May 21, 2009.
  13. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "Post Office Location - VAN HORN." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  16. ^ "Tourism Update: Jeff Bezos? Spaceship Plans Revealed". SPACE.com. 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  17. ^ Van Horn spaceport gets NASA backing, Adriana Gómez Licón, El Paso Times, 2010-03-14, accessed 2010-03-17.
  18. ^ McCormick, Rich (March 9, 2016). "Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin plans to start taking tourists into space in 2018". The Verge.
  19. ^ Cofield, Calla (July 20, 2016). "Blue Origin's Crew Capsule Aced Parachute-Failure Test, Jeff Bezos Says". Space.com.
  20. ^ "Clock project to begin near Van Horn, Texas". Retrieved 2010-01-17.

External links

BE-3

The BE-3 (Blue Engine 3) is a LH2/LOX rocket engine developed by Blue Origin.The engine began development in the early 2010s, and completed acceptance testing in early 2015. The engine is being used on the Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital rocket, for which test flights began in 2015.

The engine was under consideration by United Launch Alliance (ULA) for use in a new second stage, the Advanced Cryogenic Evolved Stage, in ULA's Vulcan orbital launch vehicle with first flight in the 2020s.

Business routes of Interstate 10

Interstate business routes are roads connecting a central or commercial district of a city or town with an Interstate bypass. These roads typically follow along local streets often along a former U.S. route or state highway that had been replaced by an Interstate. Interstate business route reassurance markers are signed as either loops or spurs using a green shield shaped and numbered like the shield of the parent Interstate highway.

Along Interstate 10 (I-10), business routes are found in the four westernmost states through which I-10 passes: California, Arizona, New Mexico, and the far western region of Texas beyond the Pecos River. Although I-10 is a transcontinental highway, none of the states to the east along the Interstate have yet to designate I-10 business routes.

Some states regard Interstate business routes as fully integrated within their state highway system while other states consider them to be either local roads to be maintained by county or municipal authorities or a hybrid of state and local control.

Although the public may differentiate between different business routes by the number of the parent route and the location of the route, there is no uniform naming convention. Each state highway department internally uses its own designations to identify segments within its jurisdiction.

Corn Ranch

Corn Ranch is a spaceport in the West Texas town of Van Horn, Texas, where flight tests of the New Shepard are carried out by Blue Origin. The 165,000-acre (670 km²) land parcel was purchased by Internet billionaire Jeff Bezos. The first flight test took place on November 13, 2006 with the goal of providing commercial tourist flights.

Culberson County, Texas

Culberson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,398. The county seat is Van Horn. Culberson County was founded in 1911 and organized the next year. It is named for David B. Culberson, a lawyer and Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.

Culberson County is in the Central Time Zone, however, northwestern Culberson County, including Guadalupe Mountains National Park, unofficially observes Mountain Time. It is one of the nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas.

Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District

Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District is a public school district based in Van Horn, Texas (USA). The district serves all of Culberson County and eastern portions of Hudspeth County. The district was created in 1995 by the consolidation of the Culberson County and Allamore districts.In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.

Culberson County Airport

Culberson County Airport (IATA: VHN, ICAO: KVHN, FAA LID: VHN) is a county-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Van Horn, a town in Culberson County, Texas, United States.

Delaware Mountains

The Delaware Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. state of Texas, spanning part of Culberson County. The highest point in the range is the Delaware Benchmark at an elevation of 5,888 feet (1,795 m) above sea level. The range extends south-southeast from Guadalupe Pass at the southern extent of the Guadalupe Mountains and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The range is formed by horizontal layers of limestone, sandstone, and shale that were deposited 250 million years ago during the Permian that now encompass the Delaware Mountain Formation. The range is named for the Lenape, who are also known as the Delaware Indians. The Delaware Mountain Wind Energy Center is a 28.5 megawatt wind farm that was constructed on the northern portion of the range in 1999 and is operated by NextEra Energy Resources.

El Paso Electric

El Paso Electric (NYSE: EE) is Texas based public utility company, engaging in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Its energy sources consist of nuclear fuel, natural gas, purchased power, solar and wind turbines. The company owns 6 electrical generating facilities with a net dependable generating capability of approximately 2,010 megawatts. It serves approximately 400,000 residential, commercial, industrial, public authority, and wholesale customers.The company distributes electricity to retail customers principally in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico; and resells electricity to electric utilities and power marketers. El Paso Electric Company was founded in 1901 and is based in El Paso, Texas.The company is headquartered at the Stanton Tower in Downtown El Paso. The company's Chief Executive Officer is Ms. Mary E. Kipp.

Figure 2 Ranch Airport

Figure 2 Ranch Airport (FAA LID: 88TA) is a private airport located 24 miles north of Van Horn, Culberson County, Texas, USA. It is located on the Figure 2 Ranch formerly owned by James M. West Sr. and his descendants who installed the airport. The Airport currently supports the sub-orbital launch operations of Blue Origin.

First Presbyterian Church (Van Horn, Texas)

First Presbyterian Church, now known as Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church), is a historic Christian church building on Fannin and 3rd Streets in Van Horn, Texas.

The Carpenter Gothic-style church building was constructed in 1901. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. As of 2013 the church is now known as Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church). The congregation offers Sunday services in Spanish at 11 a.m. and Wednesday evening prayer meetings at 7 p.m.

Guadalupe Radio Network

Guadalupe Radio Network is an American radio network based in Midland, Texas. It is owned by La Promesa Foundation.The Guadalupe Radio Network provides Catholic religious radio programming to its stations. As of August 2010, it included fourteen radio stations in the United States.

List of highways bypassed by Interstate Highways

This is a list of highways, mostly U.S. Routes, bypassed by Interstate Highways. Unless otherwise specified, designations are as of ca. 1960, at the time the final Interstate plan was adopted. Interstates marked as "later addition" were added after the early 1960s. Locations and corridors are approximate.

Interstate 2U.S. Route 83, Palmview to Harlingen, Texas (later addition)Interstate 4U.S. Route 92, St. Petersburg, Florida to Daytona Beach, FloridaInterstate 5 (including Interstate 5E)U.S. Route 101, San Ysidro, California to Los Angeles, California

U.S. Route 99, Los Angeles to Wheeler Ridge, California

New route mostly along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley from Wheeler Ridge to Sacramento, California, but supplanting a short segment of U.S. Route 50 between Tracy, California, and Stockton, California

U.S. Route 99W, Sacramento to Red Bluff, California

U.S. Route 99, Red Bluff to Junction City, Oregon

U.S. Route 99E, Junction City to Portland, Oregon

U.S. Route 99, Portland to Blaine, WashingtonInterstate 5W (now Interstate 580, Interstate 80 and Interstate 505)U.S. Route 50, Stockton to Oakland, California

U.S. Route 40, Oakland to west of Sacramento, California

U.S. Route 99W, west of Sacramento to northwest of SacramentoInterstate 8U.S. Route 80, San Diego, California to Gila Bend, Arizona

Arizona State Route 84, Gila Bend to Casa Grande, ArizonaInterstate 10U.S. Route 66, Santa Monica to Los Angeles, California

U.S. Route 70 (also parts of U.S. Route 99 and U.S. Route 60), Los Angeles to Brenda, Arizona

New route, Brenda to Buckeye, Arizona

Arizona State Route 85 (formerly U.S. Route 80) and U.S. Route 60, Buckeye to Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona State Route 87 and Arizona State Route 93, Phoenix to Casa Grande, Arizona

Arizona State Route 84, Casa Grande to Tucson, Arizona

U.S. Route 80, Tucson to Benson, Arizona,

Arizona State Route 86 and old New Mexico State Road 14, Benson to Lordsburg, New Mexico

U.S. Route 80, Lordsburg to east of Van Horn, Texas

U.S. Route 290, east of Van Horn to east of Junction, Texas

Texas State Highway 27, east of Junction to Comfort, Texas

U.S. Route 87, Comfort to San Antonio, Texas

U.S. Route 90, San Antonio to Lafayette, Louisiana

New route, Lafayette to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

U.S. Route 61, Baton Rouge to New Orleans, Louisiana

U.S. Route 90, New Orleans to Jacksonville, FloridaInterstate 11U.S. Route 93 (and part of U.S. Route 95), Henderson, Nevada to Arizona (later addition)Interstate 12U.S. Route 190, Baton Rouge to Slidell, LouisianaInterstate 14U.S. Route 190, Belton, Texas to Copperas Cove, Texas (later addition)Interstate 15U.S. Route 395, San Diego to San Bernardino, California (added 1968)

U.S. Route 91, San Bernardino to Sweetgrass, MontanaInterstate 15W (Idaho) (now Interstate 86)U.S. Route 30N, Burley to Pocatello, IdahoInterstate 16U.S. Route 80, Macon to Savannah, GeorgiaInterstate 17Arizona State Route 69, Phoenix to Cordes Junction, Arizona

New route, Cordes Junction to Camp Verde, Arizona

Old Arizona State Route 79, Camp Verde to Flagstaff, ArizonaInterstate 19U.S. Route 89, Nogales to Tucson, ArizonaInterstate 20U.S. Route 80, east of Van Horn, Texas to Meridian, Mississippi

U.S. Route 11, Meridian to Birmingham, Alabama

U.S. Route 78, Birmingham to Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Route 278, Atlanta to Augusta, Georgia

U.S. Route 1, Augusta to Columbia, South Carolina

U.S. Route 76, Columbia to Florence, South CarolinaInterstate 22U.S. Route 78, Memphis, Tennessee to Birmingham, Alabama (later addition)Interstate 24Illinois Route 37, south of Marion, Illinois to Vienna, Illinois

U.S. Route 45, Vienna to Paducah, Kentucky

U.S. Route 62, Paducah to Eddyville, Kentucky

New route (roughly along Kentucky highways 93, 117, & 128), Eddyville to Oak Grove, Kentucky

U.S. Route 41, Oak Grove to Chattanooga, TennesseeInterstate 25U.S. Route 85, Las Cruces, New Mexico to Denver, Colorado

U.S. Route 87, Raton, New Mexico to Buffalo, WyomingInterstate 26U.S. Route 23, Kingsport, Tennessee to Asheville, North Carolina (later addition)

U.S. Route 25, Asheville to Hendersonville, North Carolina

U.S. Route 176, Hendersonville to Spartanburg, South Carolina

U.S. Route 221 Spartanburg to Laurens, South Carolina

U.S. Route 76, Laurens to Columbia, South Carolina

U.S. Route 176, Columbia to Goose Creek, South Carolina

U.S. Route 52, Goose Creek to Charleston, South CarolinaInterstate 27U.S. Route 87, Lubbock to Amarillo, Texas (later addition)Interstate 29U.S. Route 71, Kansas City to St. Joseph, Missouri

U.S. Route 275, St. Joseph to Council Bluffs, Iowa

U.S. Route 75, Council Bluffs to Sioux City, Iowa

U.S. Route 77, Sioux City to Watertown, South Dakota

U.S. Route 81, Watertown to Pembina, North DakotaInterstate 30U.S. Route 80, Aledo, Texas to Dallas, Texas (later addition)

U.S. Route 67, Dallas to Little Rock, ArkansasInterstate 35 (including Interstate 35E (Texas))U.S. Route 81, Laredo to Hillsboro, Texas

U.S. Route 77, Hillsboro to Tonkawa, Oklahoma

U.S. Route 177, Tonkawa to South Haven, Kansas

U.S. Route 81, South Haven to Wichita, Kansas

New Route roughly along U.S. Route 54 & K-99 (Kansas Highway) Wichita to Emporia, Kansas

U.S. Route 50, Emporia to Overland Park, Kansas

U.S. Route 69, Overland Park to Albert Lea, Minnesota

U.S. Route 65, Albert Lea to Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

U.S. Route 61, Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Duluth, MinnesotaInterstate 35W (Texas)U.S. Route 81, Hillsboro, Texas to Fort Worth, Texas

U.S. Route 377, Fort Worth to Denton, TexasInterstate 35W (Kansas) (now Interstate 135)U.S. Route 81, Wichita, Kansas to Salina, KansasInterstate 37Texas State Highway 9 (roughly along the path of U.S. Route 181), Corpus Christi to north of George West, Texas

U.S. Route 281, north of George West to San Antonio, TexasInterstate 39U.S. Route 51, Bloomington–Normal, Illinois to Wausau, Wisconsin (later addition)Interstate 40U.S. Route 66, Barstow, California to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

U.S. Route 62, Oklahoma City to Henryetta, Oklahoma

U.S. Route 266, Henryetta to Warner, Oklahoma

U.S. Route 64, Warner to Conway, Arkansas

U.S. Route 65, Conway to Little Rock, Arkansas

U.S. Route 70, Little Rock to Statesville, North Carolina

U.S. Route 64, Statesville to Mocksville, North Carolina

U.S. Route 158, Mocksville to Winston-Salem, North Carolina

U.S. Route 421, Winston-Salem to Greensboro, North Carolina

U.S. Route 70, Greensboro to Garner, North Carolina

North Carolina Highway 50, Garner to Faison, North Carolina (later addition)

U.S. Route 117, Faison to Wilmington, North Carolina (later addition)Interstate 41U.S. Route 41 (roughly along the path of U.S. Route 45), Russell, Illinois to Howard, Wisconsin (later addition)Interstate 43Wisconsin Highway 15, Beloit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin (later addition)

U.S. Route 141, Milwaukee to Green Bay, Wisconsin (later addition)Interstate 44U.S. Route 277, Wichita Falls, Texas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (later addition)

U.S. Route 66, Oklahoma City to St. Louis, MissouriInterstate 45U.S. Route 75, Galveston, Texas to Dallas, TexasInterstate 49U.S. Route 167, Lafayette to Alexandria, Louisiana (later addition)

Louisiana Highway 1 (roughly along the path of U.S. Route 71), Alexandria to Shreveport, Louisiana

U.S. Route 71, Pineville to Kansas City, Missouri (later addition)Interstate 55U.S. Route 51, New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee

U.S. Route 61, Memphis to St. Louis, Missouri

U.S. Route 66, St. Louis to Chicago, IllinoisInterstate 57U.S. Route 60, Sikeston, Missouri to Cairo, Illinois

Illinois Route 37 (roughly along the path of U.S. Route 51), Cairo to Effingham, Illinois

U.S. Route 45, Effingham to Chicago, IllinoisInterstate 59U.S. Route 11, Slidell, Louisiana to Chattanooga, TennesseeInterstate 64U.S. Route 460, St. Louis, Missouri to Louisville, Kentucky

U.S. Route 60, Louisville to Lexington, Virginia

U.S. Route 11, Lexington to Staunton, Virginia

U.S. Route 250, Staunton to Richmond, Virginia

U.S. Route 60, Richmond to Norfolk, VirginiaInterstate 65U.S. Route 31, Mobile, Alabama to Nashville, Tennessee

U.S. Route 31W, Nashville to Louisville, Kentucky

U.S. Route 31, Louisville to Indianapolis, Indiana

U.S. Route 52, Indianapolis to Lafayette, Indiana

U.S. Route 231, Lafayette to Crown Point, Indiana

U.S. Route 41, Crown Point to Gary, IndianaInterstate 66Virginia State Route 55, Strasburg to east of Warrenton, Virginia

U.S. Route 29, east of Warrenton to Washington, D.C.Interstate 68West Virginia Route 73, West Virginia Route 26, Pennsylvania Route 281 and U.S. Route 40, Morgantown, West Virginia to Hancock, Maryland (later addition)Interstate 69U.S. Route 59, Rosenberg to Cleveland, Texas (later addition)

Mississippi Highway 304, Banks to Hernando, Mississippi (later addition)

U.S. Route 51, Hernando, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee (later addition)

U.S. Route 62, Calvert City to Nortonville, Kentucky (later addition)

U.S. Route 41, Nortonville to Madisonville, Kentucky (later addition)

Indiana State Road 57, Elberfield to Crane, Indiana (later addition)

Indiana State Road 37, Indianapolis to Fort Wayne, Indiana

U.S. Route 27, Fort Wayne to Marshall, Michigan

U.S. Route 27, Marshall to Lansing, Michigan (later addition)

M-78, Lansing to Flint, Michigan (later addition)

M-21, Flint to Port Huron, Michigan (later addition)Interstate 69WU.S. Route 59, Laredo, Texas (later addition)Interstate 69CU.S. Route 281, Pharr to Edinburg, Texas (later addition)Interstate 69EU.S. Route 77, Brownsville to Raymondville, Texas and Robstown to Corpus Christi, Texas (later addition)Interstate 70 (including Interstate 70N)New route, Cove Fort, Utah to Sevier, Utah

U.S. Route 89, Sevier to Salina, Utah

U.S. Route 50, Salina to Grand Junction, Colorado

U.S. Route 6, Grand Junction to Denver, Colorado

U.S. Route 40, Denver to Limon, Colorado

U.S. Route 24, Limon to Oakley, Kansas

U.S. Route 40, Oakley to Washington, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 19, Washington to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 30, Pittsburgh to Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 126 and U.S. Route 522, Breezewood to Hancock, Maryland

U.S. Route 40, Hancock to Baltimore, MarylandInterstate 70S (Pennsylvania)Pennsylvania Route 71, Washington to Greensburg, PennsylvaniaInterstate 70S (Maryland) (now Interstate 270)U.S. Route 240, Frederick, Maryland to Washington, D.C.Interstate 71U.S. Route 42, Louisville, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio

U.S. Route 22, Cincinnati to Washington Court House, Ohio

U.S. Route 62, Washington Court House to Columbus, Ohio

U.S. Route 23, Columbus to Delaware, Ohio

U.S. Route 42, Delaware to Cleveland, OhioInterstate 72U.S. Route 36, Hannibal, Missouri to Champaign–Urbana, Illinois (later addition)

U.S. Route 54, Pittsfield to Springfield, Illinois (later addition)Interstate 73U.S. Route 220, Rockingham to Greensboro, North Carolina (later addition)Interstate 74U.S. Route 150, Moline, Illinois to Danville, Illinois

U.S. Route 136, Danville to Indianapolis, Indiana

U.S. Route 52, Indianapolis to Cincinnati, Ohio

U.S. Route 52, Mount Airy to Winston-Salem, North Carolina (later addition)

U.S. Route 311, Winston-Salem to Asheboro, North Carolina (later addition)

U.S. Route 220, Asheboro to Rockingham, North Carolina (later addition)Interstate 75U.S. Route 41, Hialeah, Florida to Chattanooga, Tennessee

U.S. Route 11, Chattanooga to Knoxville, Tennessee

U.S. Route 25W, Knoxville to Corbin, Kentucky

U.S. Route 25, Corbin to Detroit, Michigan

U.S. Route 10, Detroit to Bay City, Michigan

M-76, Bay City to Grayling, Michigan

U.S. Route 27, Grayling to St. Ignace, Michigan

U.S. Route 2, St. Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganInterstate 77U.S. Route 21, Columbia, South Carolina to Charlotte, North Carolina (later addition)

U.S. Route 21, Charlotte to Cleveland, OhioInterstate 78U.S. Route 22, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to New York, New YorkInterstate 79U.S. Route 119, Charleston to Weston, West Virginia (added in 1963)

U.S. Route 19, Weston to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (added in 1963)

U.S. Route 19, Pittsburgh to Erie, PennsylvaniaInterstate 80U.S. Route 40, San Francisco, California to east of Salt Lake City, Utah

U.S. Route 189, East of Salt Lake City to Echo, Utah

U.S. Route 30S, Echo to Granger, Wyoming

U.S. Route 30, Granger to Grand Island, Nebraska

U.S. Route 34, Grand Island to Lincoln, Nebraska

U.S. Route 6, Lincoln to Chicago, Illinois

U.S. Route 20, Chicago to Norwalk, Ohio

Ohio State Route 18, Norwalk to Youngstown, Ohio

New route (partly U.S. Route 62 and U.S. Route 322), Youngstown to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 46, Stroudsburg to New York, New YorkInterstate 80N (Oregon-Idaho-Utah) (now Interstate 84)U.S. Route 30, Portland, Oregon to Burley, Idaho

U.S. Route 30S, Burley to Echo, UtahInterstate 80S (Colorado) (now Interstate 76)U.S. Route 6, Denver, Colorado to Sterling, Colorado

U.S. Route 138, Sterling to Big Springs, NebraskaInterstate 80S (Pennsylvania) (now Interstate 76)Ohio State Route 14 and Pennsylvania Route 51, Youngstown, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 30, Pittsburgh to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 11, Chambersburg to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 322, Harrisburg to Downingtown, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 30, Downingtown to Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaInterstate 580 (California)U.S. Route 50, Oakland to Tracy, California

California State Route 33 around Tracy, CaliforniaThe above segment was originally designated as Interstate 5W.

State Route 17 Oakland to San Rafael, California (later addition)Interstate 81U.S. Route 11, Dandridge, Tennessee to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

New route, Harrisburg to Scranton, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 11, Scranton to Watertown, New York

New York State Route 180, Watertown to north of Clayton, New YorkInterstate 81E (now Interstate 380)U.S. Route 611, Stroudsburg to Scranton, PennsylvaniaInterstate 82U.S. Route 97, Ellensburg to Toppenish, Washington

U.S. Route 410, Toppenish to Pasco, Washington

U.S. Route 395, Pasco to Umatilla, OregonInterstate 83U.S. Route 111, Baltimore, Maryland to Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaInterstate 84U.S. Route 6, Scranton, Pennsylvania to Hartford, Connecticut

U.S. Route 202, Brewster, New York to Danbury, Connecticut

Connecticut Route 15 and Massachusetts Route 15, Hartford to Sturbridge, MassachusettsInterstate 84U.S. Route 30, Portland, Oregon to Junction with Interstate 86

U.S. Route 20, Caldwell to Mountain Home, Idaho

U.S. Route 26, Caldwell to Bliss, IdahoInterstate 85U.S. Route 80, Montgomery, Alabama to Tuskegee, Alabama

U.S. Route 29, Tuskegee to Greensboro, North Carolina

U.S. Route 70, Greensboro to Durham, North Carolina

U.S. Route 15, Durham to Oxford, North Carolina

U.S. Route 158, Oxford to Henderson, North Carolina

U.S. Route 1, Henderson to Petersburg, VirginiaInterstate 86U.S. Route 30, Declo to ChubbuckInterstate 86Pennsylvania Route 17 and New York State Route 17, Erie, Pennsylvania to Harriman, New York (later addition)Interstate 87U.S. Route 9 and U.S. Route 9W, New York City to Albany, New York

U.S. Route 9, Albany to Champlain, New YorkInterstate 88Illinois State Route 5, Quad Cities to Sterling, Illinois (later addition)

U.S. Route 30, Sterling to Aurora, Illinois (later addition)

U.S. Route 34, Aurora to Chicago, Illinois (later addition)Interstate 88New York State Route 7, Binghamton to Schenectady, New York (later addition)Interstate 89U.S. Route 4, White River Junction, Vermont to Concord, New Hampshire

Vermont Route 14, White River Junction to Montpelier, Vermont

U.S. Route 2, Montpelier to Burlington, Vermont

U.S. Route 7, Burlington to north of St. Albans, VermontInterstate 90U.S. Route 10, Seattle, Washington to Billings, Montana

U.S. Route 87, Billings to Buffalo, Wyoming

U.S. Route 14, Buffalo to Rapid City, South Dakota

U.S. Route 16, Rapid City to Portage, Wisconsin

U.S. Route 51, Portage to Rockford, Illinois

U.S. Route 20, Rockford to Boston, MassachusettsInterstate 91U.S. Route 5, New Haven, Connecticut to Canada–United States borderInterstate 93U.S. Route 3, Boston, Massachusetts to Franconia, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Route 18 and Vermont Route 18, Franconia to St. Johnsbury, VermontInterstate 94U.S. Route 10, Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota

U.S. Route 52, Fargo to Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

U.S. Route 12, Minneapolis–Saint Paul to Madison, Wisconsin

U.S. Route 18, Madison to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

U.S. Route 41, Milwaukee to Chicago, Illinois

U.S. Route 12, Chicago to Detroit, Michigan

U.S. Route 25, Detroit to Canada–United States borderInterstate 95U.S. Route 1, Miami to Jacksonville, Florida

U.S. Route 17, Jacksonville to Walterboro, South Carolina

U.S. Route 15, Walterboro to Summerton, South Carolina

U.S. Route 301, Summerton to Petersburg, Virginia

U.S. Route 1, Petersburg to Baltimore, Maryland

U.S. Route 40, Baltimore to Wilmington, Delaware

U.S. Route 202, Newport, Delaware to Wilmington

U.S. Route 13, Wilmington to Trenton, New Jersey

U.S. Route 1, Trenton to Brunswick, Maine

U.S. Route 201, Brunswick to Waterville, Maine

Maine State Route 11, Waterville to Newport, Maine

U.S. Route 2, Newport to Houlton, MaineInterstate 195 (Rhode Island–Massachusetts)U.S. Route 6, Providence, Rhode Island to Wareham, MassachusettsInterstate 96 (now partly Interstate 196)U.S. Route 31, Benton Harbor to Holland, Michigan

M-21, Holland to Grand Rapids, Michigan

U.S. Route 16, Grand Rapids to Detroit, MichiganInterstate 196 (now Interstate 96)U.S. Route 16, Muskegon to Grand Rapids, MichiganInterstate 97Maryland Route 178 and Maryland Route 3, Annapolis to Baltimore, Maryland (later addition)Interstate 99U.S. Route 220, Bedford to State College, Pennsylvania (later addition)Interstate 238California State Route 238, Castro Valley to San Leandro, California (later addition)Interstate 287U.S. Route 202, Somerville, New Jersey to Suffern, New York (later addition)

McKittrick Canyon

McKittrick Canyon is a scenic canyon within the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas and Eddy County, New Mexico. The steep, towering walls of McKittrick Canyon protect a rich riparian oasis in the midst of the Chihuahuan Desert.

The majority of McKittrick Canyon is part of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, but is separated from the main park area and managed as a "day-use only" area with limited visitation hours. However, a large part of North McKittrick Canyon is located in the Guadalupe Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. Access to McKittrick Canyon is by a 4.2-mile (6.8-km) gated side road that leads to the mouth of McKittrick Canyon from U.S. Route 62/180. Here the National Park Service maintains a parking area, restroom facilities, and visitor center, which is staffed most of the year by volunteers.

U.S. Route 90

U.S. Route 90 or U.S. Highway 90 (US 90) is an east–west major United States highway in the Southern United States. Despite the "0" in its route number, US 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route; it has always ended at Van Horn, Texas with the exception of a short-lived northward extension to US 62/US 180 near Pine Springs, Texas which lasted less than a year, and the signs on that segment were changed to Texas State Highway 54, traveling from Interstate 10 (I-10) at exit 140A and heading to its northern terminus at US 62/US 180.

On August 29, 2005, a number of the highway's bridges in Mississippi and Louisiana were destroyed or damaged due to Hurricane Katrina, including the Bay St. Louis Bridge, the Biloxi Bay Bridge, and the Fort Pike Bridge. US 90 has seven exits on I-10 in the State of Florida. It also includes part of the DeSoto Trail between Tallahassee and Lake City, Florida.

The highway's eastern terminus is in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, at an intersection with Florida State Road A1A three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. Its western terminus is in Van Horn, Texas at an intersection with Bus. I-10, just north of I-10 and just west of State Highway 54. This was its former intersection with US 80, but the western segments of US 80 have been decommissioned in favor of I-10 and I-20.

Van Horn

Van Horn, variants Van Hoorn and Van Horne.

Van Horn High School

Van Horn High School may refer to:

Van Horn High School (Missouri), a public high school in Independence, Missouri, United States (Kansas City area)

Van Horn High School (Texas), a public high school in Van Horn, Texas, United States

Van Horn High School (Texas)

Van Horn High School is a public high school located in Van Horn, Texas (USA) and classified as a 1A school by the UIL. It is part of the Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District located in southwest Culberson County and serves students countywide. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.

Climate data for Van Horn, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
(27)
87
(31)
94
(34)
100
(38)
105
(41)
112
(44)
108
(42)
108
(42)
104
(40)
98
(37)
86
(30)
82
(28)
112
(44)
Average high °F (°C) 58.8
(14.9)
63.7
(17.6)
70.8
(21.6)
79.5
(26.4)
87.5
(30.8)
94.9
(34.9)
93.6
(34.2)
92.1
(33.4)
86.7
(30.4)
79.0
(26.1)
67.4
(19.7)
59.3
(15.2)
77.8
(25.4)
Daily mean °F (°C) 43
(6)
48
(9)
54
(12)
62
(17)
72
(22)
79
(26)
79
(26)
78
(26)
73
(23)
63
(17)
53
(12)
44
(7)
62
(17)
Average low °F (°C) 29.1
(−1.6)
32.5
(0.3)
38.7
(3.7)
46.9
(8.3)
55.7
(13.2)
64.3
(17.9)
66.4
(19.1)
65.3
(18.5)
58.8
(14.9)
48.6
(9.2)
36.6
(2.6)
29.8
(−1.2)
47.7
(8.7)
Record low °F (°C) −7
(−22)
−3
(−19)
9
(−13)
24
(−4)
33
(1)
45
(7)
53
(12)
46
(8)
33
(1)
23
(−5)
10
(−12)
0
(−18)
−7
(−22)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.45
(11)
0.50
(13)
0.20
(5.1)
0.32
(8.1)
0.53
(13)
1.22
(31)
2.37
(60)
2.15
(55)
1.50
(38)
1.31
(33)
0.49
(12)
0.55
(14)
11.59
(294)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.9
(2.3)
0.6
(1.5)
0.2
(0.51)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.51)
1.0
(2.5)
2.9
(7.4)
Source: The Weather Channel (Monthly Averages) [6]
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