Salt Flat, TX Information

Salt Flat is an unincorporated community in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. It lies along the concurrent U.S. Routes 62 and 180 north of the CDP of Sierra Blanca, the county seat of Hudspeth County. Its elevation is 3,730 feet.

Although Salt Flat is unincorporated, it has a ZIP code of 79847. The headquarters of the nearby Guadalupe Mountains National Park uses this ZIP Code although it is located closer to Pine Springs, which has no post office.

Under the shadow of the Guadalup Mountains is a dry salt pan. The San Elizario Salt War was a dispute over ownership and access to these salt deposits.

The closest city is the small farming community of Dell City. Fort Hancock and Sierra Blanca are approximately 100+ miles away.

Some unincorporated communities in the area are: Allamoore, Cornudas, Esperanza, McNary along with a few ghost towns: Acala, Etholen and Finlay.


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For some detailed history of the area, read this article written by Barclay Gibson. Salt Flat, TX