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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Approximate Location of the Missions

 
 
Approximate Location of the Missions Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Approximate Location of the Missions Marker
Inscription.  

Approximate location of the Missions
San Francisco de Los Neches
Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion
San Jose de los Nazonis

Established in East Texas by Franciscan missionaries in 1716 for the Christianizing and civilizing of the Indians of the region

Abandoned temporarily due to the French incursions from Louisiana in 1719

Restored by the Marquis of Aguayo in 1721

Removed to the Colorado River in 1730

Permanently placed on the San Antonio River in 1731 and there known respectively as
San Francisco de la Espada
Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuña
San Juan Capistrano

Erected by the State of Texas 1936
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 14883.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionExplorationHispanic AmericansNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
 
Location.
Approximate Location of the Missions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Ward, July 8, 2014
2. Approximate Location of the Missions Marker
30° 15.782′ N, 97° 46.211′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Barton Hills Drive west of Azie Morton Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is inside the south gate entrance to Barton Springs Pool. Cameras are generally not allowed inside the pool area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barton Springs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Jackson Zilker (about 600 feet away); Rocky Cliff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old I.V. Davis Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swedes of Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swedish Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Esperanza School Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Where are the Spanish missions on the Colorado River?. Recent newspaper article by Michael Barnes discussing whether this is indeed the actual location of the missions. (Submitted on January 23, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. Commission of control for Texas centennial celebrations. More information and early photos of this marker and others is available in this publication: Schoen, H. Monuments erected by the state of Texas to commemorate the centenary of Texas
Approximate Location of the Missions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Austin Parks and Recreation, June 7, 2013
3. Approximate Location of the Missions Marker
Another view of the marker when it was located closer to the springs with swimmers in background.
independence.
Commission of control for Texas centennial celebrations. (1938). (Submitted on January 24, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 23, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on January 24, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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