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

The Gotier Trace

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 21, 2018
1. The Gotier Trace Marker
Inscription.  

Originated in 1820s. Crossed the present counties of Austin, Washington, Fayette, Lee, Bastrop; joined San Felipe, capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony, with Bastrop. Marked by James Gotier, a settler who (with several in his family) died in an Indian massacre near this trace in 1837.

Like most early Texas roads, this was only a marked route which travelers could follow—dusty in droughts, boggy in rains.

From such traces, wagon roads and cattle trails, Texas has developed over 67,000 miles of fine paved highways—a system recognized as nation's finest.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9190.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 30° 6.637′ N, 97° 17.584′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Road 1 and Loop State Highway 150, on the right when traveling east on Park Road
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By Richard Denney, April 21, 2015
2. The Gotier Trace Marker
Marker is the left of the entrance to Bastrop State Park
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1. Marker is located just inside the entrance way to Bastrop State Park. 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. Lost Pines of Texas (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.
 
The Gotier Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 21, 2018
3. The Gotier Trace Marker
Lost Pines on Texas marker on the right and The Gotier Trace marker on the left.
 
 
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 445 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   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.

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Apr. 22, 2021