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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Comanche Lookout

 
 
Comanche Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
October 13, 2012
1. Comanche Lookout Marker
Inscription. At an elevation of 1340 feet, Comanche Hill is the fourth highest point in Bexar County. The hill lies on the southeastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and makes up the western edge of the Blackland Prairie. Throughout history this site has provided a location for commerce as well as a site from which raids were performed on Spanish and Mexican mule trains and pioneer travellers. The tower atop the hill was built by Colonel Edward R. Coppock, Sr, U.S.A. retired. In addition to the tower, Colonel Coppock built a stone house and preserved the ancient council ring.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 29° 34.964′ N, 98° 22.01′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nacogdoches Road (Farm to Market Road 2252) and Toepperwein Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15551 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio TX 78247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gas and Electric Sub Station (approx. 5.9 miles away); PX Filling Station (approx. 5.9 miles away);
Comanche Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
October 13, 2012
2. Comanche Lookout Marker
Marker in context next to other information the City of San Antonio has provided as part of the park.
Missing Man Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Post Exchange (approx. 5.9 miles away); Building 100 (approx. 6 miles away); Post Chapel (approx. 6 miles away); Cessna T-37 Tweet (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Dawson Massacre (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. San Antonio Parks and Recreation Website. Discusses history of Comanche Lookout including its location on the Camino Real. (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. An Archaeological Investigation of Comanche Lookout Park, Northeast Bexar County, Texas (pdf file). University of Texas at San Antonio report available online. (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
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Comanche Lookout Hill image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 20, 2003
3. Comanche Lookout Hill
Photo from Nacogdoches Road, looking northeast. Nacogdoches Road is part of the old Camino Real leading from this point to Nacogdoches, in east Texas and beyond.
Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, April 20, 2013
4. Tower
This is the tower up on the hill mentioned in the marker.
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
5. El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
From the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Facebook page: "National and local officials, private groups and residents attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony [March 2015] for the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. The event took place in front of Comanche Lookout Park; the park’s signature hill once acted as a marker on the original El Camino Real route..."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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