Near New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Natural Bridge Caverns
Discovered March 27, 1960, by four students of St. Mary's University, San Antonio. Named for the rock bridge that marks entrance. Dedicated on August 5, 1964 by Governor John Connally.
Of Early Cretaceous age; still forming. Site of artifacts from 5,000 B.C. and human remains at least 8,000 years old; also Indian campsites.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3552.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Education • Exploration • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is March 27, 1960.
Location. 29° 41.552′ N, 98° 20.564′ W. Marker is near New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is on Natural Bridge Caverns Road, 0.8 miles west of Highway 3009, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zions Kirche (approx. 5.9 miles away); Davenport Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); New Braunfels Schuetzen VereinComanche Lookout (approx. 7.7 miles away); Smithson Valley Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); Comal Community (approx. 7.9 miles away); Schertz Historic Site (approx. 7.9 miles away); Selma Stage Stop & Post Office (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Natural Bridge Caverns - Our Story. NaturalBridgeCaverns.com (Submitted on September 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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