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La Vernia in Wilson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Chihuahua Road

 
 
Old Chihuahua Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
1. Old Chihuahua Road Marker
Inscription.  

Mexican cart road from central Mexico to Texas Coast at Indianola. Route of marauding Indians as well as Alsatian, German, Polish, Irish immigrants seeking freedom in New World. After 1835 was important in gold and silver exporting; in 1850s for army travel.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3704.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 29° 21.338′ N, 98° 6.891′ W. Marker is in La Vernia, Texas, in Wilson County. Marker is at the intersection of Chihuahua Street and Bluebonnet Drive, on the left when traveling west on Chihuahua Street. The marker is located in front of the La Vernia City Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Chihuahua Street, La Vernia TX 78121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Vernia (here, next to this marker); Deaf Smith Oak Tree - the Next Generation (within shouting distance of this marker); Rector Chapel Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Suttles Pottery
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brahan Lodge No. 226, A.F. & A.M. (approx. ¼ mile away); Immanuel Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Vernia United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named La Vernia United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Vernia.
 
Also see . . .  La Vernia on the Chihuahua Trail.
On quiet evenings in La Vernia, under the branches of the old post oaks, one can easily imagine the time before railroads came to the area. It was a time when teams of mules and oxen strained to pull huge wagons along the rutted road from Indianola on the Texas Coast to Chihuahua in Mexico and San Diego in California. Source: LostTexasRoads.com
(Submitted on February 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Old Chihuahua Road Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
2. The Old Chihuahua Road Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers.
The view of the Old Chihuahua Road Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
3. The view of the Old Chihuahua Road Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   3. submitted on March 1, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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