Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lost Pines of Texas
Located 80 miles west of the main pine belt of Texas, these trees probably were once part of vast, prehistoric pine forests. As land areas gradually rose, possibly due to glacier activity, most of the forests moved east. Ideal local conditions have kept the Lost Pines intact.
One of the first records of the trees was made in 1807 by Zebulon Pike, explorer for whom Pike's Peak was named. In the 19th century, these loblolly pines supported the county's main industry. Local lumber was shipped by riverboat and ox-wagon to points all over Texas.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9208.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
Location. 30° 6.638′ N, 97° 17.586′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Road 1 and Loop State Highway 150, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just inside the entrance way to Bastrop Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Park Road 1A, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gotier Trace (here, next to this marker); Early History of the City of Bastrop (within shouting distance of this marker); Bastrop County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop (approx. 0.6 miles away); War Babies (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas H. Mays (approx. 1.3 miles away); Home Town of Texas Confederate Major Joseph D. Sayers (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.