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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Monahans is approximately 6953 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,305 (1990), 2562 (2010).
The amount of land area in Monahans is 60.474 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.031 sq kilometers.
The distance from Monahans to Washington DC is 1599 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 331 miles. (as the crow flies)
Monahans is positioned 31.63 degrees north of the equator and 103.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Odessa in western Texas.
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History & History Related Items

Million-Barrel Museum
The Million Barrel Oil Tank measures 522 feet by 425 feet, rising up to a height of 35 feet. It was built by Shell Oil Company in 1928. Work was done around the clock until it was finished. The structure held up a domed roof. The construction was completed in 90 days! The tank was abandoned when output no longer required the large facility. Several attempts have been made to use the tank for recreational and other purposes, but none have worked out. It still remains on the eastern side on Monahans. (information from the Ward County Historical Commission)
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Monahans Sandhills State Park
P.O. Box 1738
Monahans, Texas 79756
Phone: 915-943-2092
Visit the hands-on exhibits in the visitor center or sandsurf down dunes. A dune buggy ride through the sandhills may be what you would like to do.
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