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Near Dime Box in Lee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of El Camino Real

(The Old San Antonio Road)

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
1. Site of El Camino Real Marker
Inscription.  Great thoroughfare of early Texas. Following ancient Indian and buffalo paths, sometimes on same course as 1691 "Trail of the Padres", stretches 1,000 miles from Saltillo, Mexico, to present Louisiana. Highway for explorers, traders, smugglers, adventurers, settlers, armies. Was surveyed about 1800 and given name of "King's Highway". Here, as in some other areas, the modern highway follows historic El Camino Real.

Also, in this particular area, El Camino Real marked boundary between the major early 19th century colonies of Stephen F. Austin and Sterling C. Robertson.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7570.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 30° 24.862′ N, 96° 48.614′ W. Marker is near Dime Box, Texas, in Lee County. Marker is on State Highway 21 0.3 miles south of County Road 145, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dime Box TX 77853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chisholm Cattle Trail
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By Larry D. Moore, June 22, 2019
2. Site of El Camino Real Marker Area
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away); Caldwell National Bank (approx. 10.7 miles away); Burleson County in World War II (approx. 10.7 miles away); City of Caldwell (approx. 10.7 miles away); Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence (approx. 10.7 miles away); Burleson County (approx. 10.7 miles away); Burleson County, C.S.A. (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. (Submitted on June 24, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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