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

Baron de Bastrop Monument

 
 
Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop Marker (<i>detail view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
1. Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop Marker (detail view)
Inscription.  
Erected in recognition of the distinguished service to Texas of Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, 1770-1829.

Pioneer Red River empresario. Land Commissioner of Austin’s Colony, member of the Congress of Coahuila and Texas. Through his aid, Moses Austin secured from the Spanish Government in 1821, the first contract for the Anglo-American colonization of Texas.

In his honor, the name of this town and that of this county, a part of Austin’s 1821 grant, known as the Municipality of Mina in 1834 and the County of Mina after March 17, 1836, was changed on December 18, 1837 to Bastrop.

Let this name bring to mind the friend and advocate of the pioneer in a foreign land
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9157.)
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 6.556′ N, 97° 19.1′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street
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and Water Street, on the right when traveling east on Pine Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Bastrop County Courthouse, near the northwest corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 Pine Street, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bastrop County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Bastrop County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Home Town of Texas Confederate Major Joseph D. Sayers (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James Burleson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jung-Pearcy House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kleinert Building (about 600 feet away); Kesselus Building (about 600 feet away); P. O. Elzner House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
 
More about this monument. Marker is a metal tablet, with bas-relief sculpture of subject, mounted on a tall, polished granite slab
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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1. Baron de Bastrop.
By April 1795 he had arrived in Spanish Louisiana, where he represented himself as a Dutch nobleman. During the next decade he received permission from the Spanish government to establish a colony in the Ouachita valley and engaged in several business ventures in Louisiana and Kentucky. After Louisiana
Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
2. Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop Marker (tall view)
was sold to the United States in 1803, Bastrop moved to Spanish Texas and was permitted to establish a colony between Bexar and the Trinity River. In 1806 he settled in San Antonio, where he had a freighting business and gained influence with the inhabitants and officials. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop.
He assisted his old friend Moses Austin with his efforts to settle Anglo-Americans in the area and served Stephen F. Austin as an intermediary with the Mexican government. The towns of Bastrop in Texas and Louisiana, along with Bastrop County, Texas, were named in his honor. Still, he died in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, on February 23, 1827, unable to pay for his own funeral. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop Marker (<i>wide view; Bastrop County Courthouse behind</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
3. Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop Marker (wide view; Bastrop County Courthouse behind)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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