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Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Jones Creek

 
 
Battle of Jones Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
1. Battle of Jones Creek Marker
Inscription. Fought by Texan army of 23 men under Capt. Randal Jones (1786-1873), sent out 1824 by Stephen F. Austin to the Lower Brazos to fight cannibal Karankawa Indians. Scouts found the camp here. Attack at dawn found Indians ready with spears. Jonesí guns got 15 Indians, dispersed the rest.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9569.)
 
Location. 28° 58.708′ N, 95° 28.319′ W. Marker is in Jones Creek, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 36 and Gulf Prairie Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 36. Click for map. Marker is at south corner of the intersection of SH 36, Gulf Prairie Road, and Peach Point Road. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Peach Point (here, next to this marker); James Franklin Perry (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (about 800 feet away); General Stephen Fuller Austin (about
Battle of Jones Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
2. Battle of Jones Creek Marker
800 feet away); William Joel Bryan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Reuben R. Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry William Munson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jones Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Jones Creek. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 3, 2015.) 

2. Houston 101: The Battle of Jones Creek, 188 Years Ago Today. Article from the June 22, 2012 edition of the Houston Press. (Submitted on November 3, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Battle of Jones Creek, Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A., and Peach Point Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
3. Battle of Jones Creek, Major Guy M. Bryan, C.S.A., and Peach Point Markers
Markers near Intersection of<br>State Highway 36 and Gulf Prairie Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
4. Markers near Intersection of
State Highway 36 and Gulf Prairie Road
View to the west
View to Southeast Along State Highway 36 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
5. View to Southeast Along State Highway 36
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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