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Near San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Butterfield or California Trail

 
 
The Butterfield or California Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. The Butterfield or California Trail Marker
Inscription.

The Butterfield or California Trail

Established 1849
Crossed at this Point

Marked by the Pocahontas Chapter D.A.R.
1928

 
Erected 1928 by Pocahontas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 31° 33.048′ N, 100° 30.494′ W. Marker is near San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is on U.S. 87 0.6 miles south of March Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at a roadside picnic area accessible only from the southbound lanes of US 87. Marker is in this post office area: San Angelo TX 76901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheep and Goat Industry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butterfield Stage Station at Grape Creek (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Old Chicken Farm Art Center (approx. 5.6 miles away); City Hall (approx. 7.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx.
Marker at US 87 South Roadside Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Marker at US 87 South Roadside Picnic Area
US 87 behind marker
7.2 miles away); The San Angelo Standard (approx. 7.3 miles away); Tom Green County Courthouse (approx. 7.3 miles away); Charles B. Metcalfe (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Angelo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Butterfield Overland Mail - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 27, 2016.)
2. Butterfield Overland Mail. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on July 27, 2016.) 
 
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Marker at US 87 South Roadside Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. Marker at US 87 South Roadside Picnic Area
View to east from driveway to Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on July 27, 2016.
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