In 1900, James M. Virdell, made water well drilling his
profession. He purchased the first drilling machine in the little community of Kingsland, Texas.
J.C. Virdell was born that same year and grew up in the well drilling business. James Taylor
Virdell began his own drilling business in 1946, after serving in the Air Force for three years. In 1978,
James Taylor Virdell Jr. became the fourth generation to locate, drill, and develop ground water in this area.
James M. Virdell
James Taylor Virdell Sr.
National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
President in 1984
James Taylor Virdell Jr.
Coni Virdell Milliorn
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April 1972 and October 1987 Water Well Journal Publications
Old Virdell Brothers Drilling Company Sign
Bucyrus Erie 24-L Cable Tool Rig
Taken January 1952
From Left to Right: Oliver Welgehausen, Henry
Taylor Virdell, J.B. Virdell, J.C. Virdell, and M.B.