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Near Alice in Jim Wells County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Los Preseños

 
 
Los Preseños Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, August 27, 2021
1. Los Preseños Marker
Inscription.  In 1831, Marcelino Lopez of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, applied for and was awarded a land grant by the Mexican State of Tamaulipas. The settlement of Los Preseños thus began on the Bank of San Fernando Creek approximately two miles east of present-day Alice. The settlement thrived along a trade route that ran from Corpus Christi to San Diego, Laredo and Eagle Pass. Los Preseños was officially mapped from 1832 until 1878 as a railroad line was being constructed from Corpus Christi to Laredo, passing through the Los Preseños Land Grant. N.G. Collins purchased the property from the Lopez family in 1877. He founded the town of Collins which soon replaced Los Preseños.
 
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18734.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 27° 46.301′ N, 98° 2.136′ W. Marker is near Alice, Texas, in Jim Wells County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 44) east of County Highway 341, on the right when traveling
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west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alice TX 78332, 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. Alonso S. Perales (approx. 1.4 miles away); Archelaus Bynum Dodson (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jim Wells County Courthouse (approx. 2½ miles away); First Baptist Church of Alice (approx. 2.6 miles away); Alice (approx. 2.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Alice (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jose de Escandon (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alice.
 
Los Preseños Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, August 27, 2021
2. Los Preseños Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2021, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2021, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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Feb. 27, 2024