Near Tomball in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Confederate Powder Mill
The site was donated by Mrs. E.G. Hillegeist and her sons, Earl and Roy Hillegeist. Erected by Harris County Historical Survey Committee, Spring Creek County Historical Association and the descendents of those killed in the explosion.
Erected 1966 by Harris County Historical Survey Committee, Spring Creek County Historical Association and the descendents of those killed in the explosion. (Marker Number 12704.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 30° 6.542′ N, 95° 39.362′ W. Marker is near Tomball, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Coral Canyon 0.7 miles north of Brown Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within Spring Creek Park, in a clearing a couple hundred Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tomball TX 77377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Creek Park Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Spring Creek County (approx. half a mile away); Salem Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Salem Lutheran School (approx. 1½ miles away); Old Salem Lutheran Church Site (approx. 1½ miles away); Griffin Memorial House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pillot Family (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tomball (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tomball.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.