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Near Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Torrey's Trading Post No. 2

(2.3 mi. north on bluff above Trading House Creek)

 
 
Torrey's Trading Post No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 10, 2015
1. Torrey's Trading Post No. 2 Marker
Inscription. Site of greatest Indian council in Republic of Texas. There President Sam Houston made famous 1844 peace talks to assembled chiefs. Was "listening post" for frontier. Built and run by George Barnard for Torrey's Trading Company, post in 1844-49 was important to white men in keeping peace with Indians.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5510.)
 
Location. 31° 31.333′ N, 96° 59.945′ W. Marker is near Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Elm Lake Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waco TX 76705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elite Cafe (approx. 7.9 miles away); Going Up The Chisholm Trail (approx. 8 miles away); The Waco Suspension Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); Doris Miller (approx. 8 miles away); Waco Spring (approx. 8 miles away); a different marker also named The Waco Suspension Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); Jacob de Cordova (approx. 8.1 miles away); Brann-Davis Shootings (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
Also see . . .
Location of Torrey's Trading Post No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 10, 2015
2. Location of Torrey's Trading Post No. 2 Marker
 Torrey Trading Houses article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPeaceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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