Near La Marque in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site Of Landmark
—(1 mile East) —
In Karankawa Indian rituals about 1817, Mary Sabinal (1795-1884) became Campbell's bride. When Lafitte left Texas in 1821, Campbell pleased his wife by settling here as a rancher.
Community remained until its second destruction by hurricane, 1915. Graves of the Campbells and many other early Texans are in cemetery at Campbell's Bayou.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee.
Location. 29° 18.247′ N, 94° 54.117′ W. Marker is near La Marque, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Interstate 45 Frontage Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. At the north end of the highway causeway (bridge) to Galveston Island, on the east frontage road. Marker is in this post office area: La Marque TX 77568, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Fortifications at Virginia Point (here, next to this marker); Galveston "News", C.S.A. (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Italian Vault Propeller of the SS Highflyer (approx. 4.9 miles away); The First Texas City Refinery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Texas City Terminal Railway Company (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Texas City Disaster (approx. 4.9 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away).
Also see . . . Campbell's Bayou article at the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
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