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Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo

 
 
Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 3, 2010
1. Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo Marker
Inscription. Name used by Spaniards of Presidio de San Saba (in existence from 1757 to 1770) for this stream now called Celery Creek.

Stone to build Presidio was quarried from bluffs along the creek, and deep banks let hostile Indians approach undiscovered, to attack the Presidio, half a mile to the southwest.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14381.)
 
Location. 30° 55.507′ N, 99° 47.833′ W. Marker is in Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker is on U.S. 190 0.8 miles west of Frisco Avenue (Route 83). Click for map. At the Celery Creek Bridge, near the entrance to the Menard Country Club. Marker is in this post office area: Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Real Presidio de San Saba (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frisco Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paso de la Santa Cruz (approx. 0.8 miles away); "The Ditch" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Great Western Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Real Presido de San Saba.
Location of Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
2. Location of Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo Marker
Presidio referenced on marker. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
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Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo Looking South From the Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
3. Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo Looking South From the Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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