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

The Trail Drivers of Southwest Texas

 
 
The Trail Drivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Lenihan, October 20, 2018
1. The Trail Drivers Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
The Trail Drivers
of
Southwest Texas
Who Passed This Way
1867 – 1887

Erected by the State of Texas
1936

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 5442.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 29° 17.962′ N, 97° 9.464′ W. Marker is in Yoakum, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 77 Alt and Ellen May Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 77 Alt. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yoakum TX 77995, 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 crow flies. Chisholm Trail Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Yoakum (a few steps from this marker); Yoakum National Bank (approx. ¾ mile away); Municipal Power Plant (approx. one mile away); Asberry School (approx. 1½ miles away); First Methodist Church of Yoakum
The Trail Drivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Lenihan, October 20, 2018
2. The Trail Drivers Marker
Next to the marker are statues of Texas Longhorn Cattle
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); von Hugo - von Clausewitz Family Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yoakum.
 
Texas Longhorn Cattle next to the Trail Drivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Lenihan, October 20, 2018
3. Texas Longhorn Cattle next to the Trail Drivers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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