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San Marcos in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin

 
 
Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
1. Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin Marker
Inscription. The McGehee family came to Texas from Alabama in 1847. In 1859, Charles Lewis McGehee, Jr. (1837-1929) acquired this property along the San Marcos River. He soon built this cabin (1/2 mi. E) for his wife, Sarah Jane (Humphreys), and their children. One of the oldest existing structures in this part of Hays County. The cabin features a fireplace and chimney of hand-hewn stone. About 1870, McGehee moved his family from the farm into the town of San Marcos, where he worked as a land developer and stock dealer.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10294.)
 
Location. 29° 51.329′ N, 97° 53.891′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is on North Old Bastrop Highway (County Route 266) 1.3 miles south of San Marcos Highway (Texas Highway 80), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is just within the gate of private property on Rancho De Camino Real - Railroad Road south of the San Marcos River. Marker is in this post office area: San Marcos TX 78666, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Town of San Marcos (a few steps from this marker); Don Felipe Roque de la Portilla
Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
2. Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Col. Ignacio Elizondo’s 1813 Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Antonio Gaona’s 1836 Campaign (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); McGehee Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); El Camino De Nacogdoches (approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing); The Calaboose (approx. 3.2 miles away); San Marcos Springs (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Marcos.
 
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Panorama with marker to right image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
3. Panorama with marker to right
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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