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Liberty in Liberty County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Atascosito

 
 
Atascosito Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
1. Atascosito Marker
Inscription.  A Spanish settlement on the Atascosito road was established here in 1757 to prevent French trade with the Indians. Four and one-half miles west of here the road crossed the Trinity. There Alonso de Leon, Spanish explorer, crossed in 1690. The road from Goliad to Opelousas, Louisiana, known as the Lower Road, extensively traveled from 1750 to 1850, also crossed there.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 15587.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 30° 5.437′ N, 94° 45.548′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1011 and North Main Street (State Highway 146), on the right when traveling north on Road 1011. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty TX 77575, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the
Three Markers Located at Hwy. 146 & FM 1011 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 22, 2018
2. Three Markers Located at Hwy. 146 & FM 1011
crow flies. Liberty Bicentennial Observance (here, next to this marker); Homesite of George Orr (here, next to this marker); Liberty County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Liberty Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Mexican Hill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Plaza de Carcel y Casas de Correccion (approx. 3.1 miles away); Commercial Corner (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tarver Abstract Company (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Also see . . .  Atascosito Road - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on May 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   2. submitted on May 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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