Coppell in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Houston Campsite Oak
In 1843, Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, and fellow travelers camped under this and other oak trees at these springs and met with local Indian tribes, attempting to negotiate a peace treaty. The treaty, signed several months later, promoted settlement and trade throughout the area.
Erected 2013 by Famous Trees of Texas.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Peace • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
Location. 32° 57.133′ N, 97° 0.058′ W. Marker is in Coppell, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Park Road south of W Bethel Road when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 S Park Road, Coppell TX 75019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grapevine Springs Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Columns at West Entrance to Grapevine Springs Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The Coppell Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile The Kirkland House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Minyard Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coppell Heritage Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coppell School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Coppell Business District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coppell.
More about this marker. The marker is attached to a boulder at the foot of the large oak tree.
Also see . . . The Most Famous Tree in Texas. (Submitted on April 1, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.