Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Castroville in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General Wool and the Chihuahua Road

 
 
General Wool and the Chihuahua Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 17, 2019
1. General Wool and the Chihuahua Road Marker
Inscription.  In 1846, General John Ellis Wool amassed an army of 3,400 troops in San Antonio to invade Chihuahua, Mexico. Departing from Camp Crockett crossing the Medina River and passing through Castroville and Quihi, Wool’s plans changed after receiving orders to support General Zachary Taylor’s forces in Saltillo, Mexico. General Wool’s original path to Chihuahua mirrored Mexican General Adrian Woll’s 1842 retreat to Mexico. Most of this route became the Chihuahua Road. Commercial trade in Castroville increased due to the town’s central location along the route, and it remained a major thoroughfare for westward travel because of its plentiful water for horses and mules.
 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17849.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 29° 21.376′ N, 98° 52.743′ W. Marker is in Castroville
The General Wool and the Chihuahua Road Marker is on the left of the two markers image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 10, 2021
2. The General Wool and the Chihuahua Road Marker is on the left of the two markers
Click or scan to see
this page online
, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of Angelo Street and Paris Street, on the right when traveling north on Angelo Street. Marker is located at the southeast corner of Houston Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castroville TX 78009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alsatians of Texas (here, next to this marker); St. Louis Day (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moye (about 700 feet away); First County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Homestead of Henri Castro (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castroville.
 
Also see . . .  Wool, John Ellis - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
The view of the General Wool and the Chihuahua Road Marker from the parking lot of the park image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 10, 2021
3. The view of the General Wool and the Chihuahua Road Marker from the parking lot of the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=130158

Paid Advertisement
Nov. 30, 2021