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

Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria

 
 
Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria Marker
Inscription.  Was founded in this vicinity Summer 1690 "on the banks of the Arcangel San Miguel" (Neches) River. Erected A.D. 1934 by De Zavala Chapter, Texas Historical and Landmarks Association.

Located by: Dr. Albert Woldert, Tyler, Texas; Miss Adina De Zavala, San Antonio, Texas. Assisted by Mr. J.M. Lovell, Augusta, Texas.
 
Erected 1934 by De Zavala Chapter, Texas Historical and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 7012.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 31° 34.566′ N, 95° 10.112′ W. Marker is near Weches, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on State Highway 21 1.9 miles west of County Road 2907, on the right when traveling west. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mound Prairie (approx. 1.6 miles away); Zebulon Pike Campsite
Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 2.6 miles away); Community of Weches (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mission San Francisco de Los Tejas (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 4.6 miles away); Weches CCC Camp (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weches.
 
Also see . . .  Santissimo Nombre de Maria Mission - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Old San Antonio Road DAR Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
3. Old San Antonio Road DAR Marker
One of 123 markers placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1918 along the main route of the Old San Antonio Road (El Camino Real).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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