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Near Weches in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pine Springs Campground

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Pine Springs Campground Marker
Inscription.  A favorite campsite of Tejas Indians in the years before European settlers arrived, this location was used in turn by explorers, Spanish missionaries, traders and armies. Travelers were attracted by abundant game, including deer and wild turkey, and fresh water flowed from springs 300 feet from El Camino Real (The King's Highway). Nineteenth century pioneers ringed their wagons in the grove and rested en route to settlements. Hunting parties later camped at Pine Springs for weeks at a time.
 
Erected 1972 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12086.)
 
Location. 31° 28.554′ N, 95° 17.276′ W. Marker is near Weches, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on State Highway 21 3 miles east of Farm to Market Road 1733, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glover School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Weches CCC Camp (approx. 5 miles away); Mission San Francisco de Los Tejas (approx. 5 miles away);
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Pine Springs Campground Marker
The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 5.7 miles away); Community of Weches (approx. 6 miles away); Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 9.9 miles away); Hagerville Community (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weches.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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