Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas Stagecoaches, C.S.A.
Wm. Clark had the line to Mt. Pleasant, Haston & Lee the one to Tyler, and Sawyer & Risher (contractors for 15 Texas lines) the one to Waco.
Passengers for Waco boarded a coach at 6 a.m., and rode 4 days, 16 hours to the destination. Along the way some made connections for other places. In Waco there were stage lines to Henderson, San Antonio, Clarksville and Hempstead.
Schedules were shorter from here to Mt. Pleasant and Tyler. Nacogdoches was one of the best-served towns in Texas. Only 2 lines, both operating from Hempstead, had daily schedules, to Old Washington and to Austin. Cities with 5 lines included Austin, Waco and San Antonio. The port city of Indianola, later destroyed by storms, had 4 lines.
In all 31 stage lines operated in Confederate Texas, hauling mail, soldiers, civilians. 15 used 2-horse hacks, the others heavier coaches. All but 5 lines made connections with railroads or steamers, making possible extensive travel.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9400.)
Marker series. El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 31° 36.179′ N, 94° 39.267′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Fredonia Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Nacogdoches (a few steps from this marker); The Fredonia Rebellion (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingraham Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nacogdoches Federal Building / Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Homesite of John S. Roberts (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Hampton Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chas. Hoya Land Office (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Nacogdoches (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nacogdoches.
Also see . . .
1. El Camino De Nacogdoches. El Camino De Nacogdoches is one segment of the broader network of trails known as El Camino Real -- or King's Highway -- running from Mexico, across the Rio Grande and up to San Antonio, (Submitted on August 7, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Old San Antonio Road. Wikipedia article on Old San Antonio Road, or "The King's Highway" (Submitted on August 7, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. Caddo Mound in Nacogdoches. Before it was a stage route, or Spain's "King's Highway", it would have been used by Indians such as the Caddo, for trade. The town of Nacogdoches takes its name from the Caddo Indian village that was located here, and some of whose ceremonial / burial mounds are still intact. (Submitted on August 7, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
4. Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. More Caddo mounds located southwest of here on the "King's Highway". (Submitted on August 7, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
5. Old Stone House (Fort). Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on August 7, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
The "King's Highway" is also known as El Camino Real, Old San Antonio Road, or sometimes just "OSR"
Additional keywords. El Camino Real, Old San Antonio Road, Old Stone House, Old Stone Fort
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