“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Schertz in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Schertz Historic Site

The Post Road

Schertz Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 3, 2020
1. Schertz Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  The stone below, dated 1915, represents a portion of the headwall element of one of several culverts constructed in 1915 for water displacement from the Dry Comal Creek as it passes along Comal Settlement. These culverts formed a part of the Post Road (AKA. "Kings Highway” or "Royal Road” in Spanish colonial times) now FM 482. The road's trail is thought to have been originally blazed in about 1691 to allow transport from Mexico to the Spanish missions of East Texas. Post Road became a joint federal-county reconstruction project in 1915 and was completed in 1917.

The culverts and the road they supported were a part of the highway system that makes up a portion of the national historic Camino Real de los Tejas Trail. That trail system was instrumental in the settlement, development and history of Texas. The trail has had more than 300 years of impact on the state.

This monument commemorates the road's historic importance for enabling exploration, settlement, commerce and community social contacts.
Erected by Schertz Historical Preservation Committee.
Topics. This historical
Schertz Historic Site Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 3, 2020
2. Schertz Historic Site Marker Area
marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 29° 38.739′ N, 98° 13.418′ W. Marker is near Schertz, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Nacogdoches Road and Farm to Market Road 482, on the right when traveling south on Old Nacogdoches Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Braunfels TX 78132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Comal Community (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Schertz Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zions Kirche (approx. 3.2 miles away); West End Park and Dance Hall (approx. 5.6 miles away); Carl Heinrich Guenther (approx. 5.7 miles away); The New Braunfels Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); St. Paul Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cibolo (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schertz.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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