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Near Jacksonville in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Neches Saline Road

(Crosses Highway 175 Here)

 
 
Old Neches Saline Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 27, 2010
1. Old Neches Saline Road Marker
Inscription. Originally an Indian trail. Used in 1765 by the Spanish priest Calahorra on an Indian peace mission. Gained importance, 1820s, for use in hauling salt from Neches Saline to Nacogdoches.

Survivors of the Killough family massacre of 1838 fled via the road to Fort Lacy. The Texas Army used it en route to fight Mexican rebel Cordova in 1838 and in Cherokee War, 1839.

Some of Kentucky volunteers went this way to the Mexican War, 1846. After Indian wars, road brought in many settlers.

Jacksonville, Dialville, and Larissa grew up along its path.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6636.)
 
Location. 31° 59.413′ N, 95° 18.886′ W. Marker is near Jacksonville, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on U.S. 175 near County Route 3405, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. 2 miles NW of Jacksonville. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville TX 75766, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Love's Lookout (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cuney (approx. 6.6 miles away); Craft Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Bullard Water Well
Old Neches Saline Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 27, 2010
2. Old Neches Saline Road Marker
(approx. 10.4 miles away); Site of the Kickapoo Battlefield (approx. 10.5 miles away); Frankston Railroad Depot (approx. 12 miles away); Dewberry Plantation House (approx. 12.8 miles away); Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas (approx. 12.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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