New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Approximate Site of Mission Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Established by Franciscan Missionaries in 1757 for the purpose of civilizing and christianizing the Tonkawas, Mayeyes, and their associates • Formerly at Mission San Francisco Xavier on the San Gabriel river • Abandoned in 1758
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3627.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1757.
Location. 29° 42.925′ N, 98° 9.552′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is on State Highway 46, 0.1 miles west of Loop State Highway 337, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located near the sidewalk of Highhway 46. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1663 TX-46, New Braunfels TX 78132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Comal Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); New Braunfels (approx. 1.4 miles away); Landa Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Founder's Oak (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Patented Wire Fence (approx. West End Park and Dance Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old New Braunfels High School (approx. 2.1 miles away); The New Braunfels Academy (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
Also see . . . Spanish missions in Texas. The Spanish Missions in Texas comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Dominicans, Jesuits, and Franciscans to spread the Catholic doctrine among area Native Americans, but with the added benefit of giving Spain a toehold in the frontier land. The missions introduced European livestock, fruits, vegetables, and industry into the Texas area. In addition to the presidio (fortified church) and pueblo (town), the misión was one of the three major agencies employed by the Spanish crown to extend its borders and consolidate its colonial territories. In all, twenty-six missions were maintained for different lengths of time within the future boundaries of the state of Texas. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.