“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Tilden in McMullen County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gansito Marinela, May 13, 2006
1. Cross Marker
Inscription. This community (earlier known as Nopal, San Miguel, Franklin) is one of area's first permanent settlements. Named for Samuel C. Cross, who opened grocery store, became first postmaster, 1924. Post office closed, 1934. Gas well completed nearby, 1953, was largest in state at that time. Ranching also is important to economy.
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1118.)
Location. 28° 32.043′ N, 98° 32.795′ W. Marker is near Tilden, Texas, in McMullen County. Marker is on River Street (State Highway 16). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tilden TX 78072, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Rock Store (approx. 5 miles away); McMullen County (approx. 5 miles away); Tilden (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dog Town Jail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old San Antonio-Laredo Road (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Producing Gas Well In McMullen County And First Gas Pipeline To San Antonio (approx. 12.6 miles away).
Categories. Notable Places
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Gansito Marinela of H-town, Texas. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Gansito Marinela of H-town, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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