Navasota in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle
Treacherously slain by his own men near this spot in March 1687
Born Rouen France November 22 1643
Explorer of the Mississippi River
Frontier Statesman - Empire Builder
A Nobleman in Rank and Character
Erected 1930 by Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the citizens of Navasota.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1687.
Location. 30° 23.352′ N, 96° 5.219′ W. Marker is in Navasota, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Old Millican Road, on the left when traveling west on East Washington Avenue. The marker and statue are located in the middle of the road on East Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Navasota TX 77868, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Terrell House (a few steps from this marker); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Site of Freeman Inn (about 500 feet away); The Leake Building (about 700 feet away); Frank Augustus Hamer (about 700 feet away); Mance Lipscomb (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Navasota (about 700 feet away); La Bahia Trail (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navasota.
Regarding Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle. He is best known for an early 1682 expedition in which he canoed the lower Mississippi River from the mouth of the Illinois River to the Gulf of Mexico and claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France.
Also see . . . Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 9, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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