“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Toledo Bend in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Site of Sabine River Crossing

1607 - 1701

Site of Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
1. Site of Crossing Marker
Inscription. Site of crossing on the Sabine River which has been used for more than 400 years. First by the Indians, later by the Spaniards, the French, and other Europeans, and more than 50,000 Anglo Americans who came to settle in Texas prior to Statehood.
Erected by
The Texas Society, National
Society Colonial Dames
XVII Century
Mrs. John Connally Kelly,
Mrs. Margaret Ann Scruggs
Carruth Chairman
A.D. 1969

Erected 1969 by Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Location. 31° 27.727′ N, 93° 45.226′ W. Marker is in Toledo Bend, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21 east of Cedar Grove Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. In a picnic area approximately a half mile from Sabine River. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Louisiana Boundary (here, next to this marker); Historic Crossing on the Sabine River (here, next to this marker); Gaines Memorial Bridge (here, next to this marker); El Camino Real (approx. 3.3 miles
Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
2. Picnic Area
Gaines Memorial Bridge, Texas Louisiana Boundary, Historic Crossing on Sabine River, and Blue Star Memorial Highway are located here.
away in Louisiana); Milam Masonic Institute (approx. 5.8 miles away); John C. Hale (approx. 5.8 miles away); Milam (approx. 5.9 miles away); C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo Bend.
Categories. Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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