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Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Camp Site of the Texas Army

 
 
The Camp Site of the Texas Army Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
1. The Camp Site of the Texas Army Marker
Inscription.  

Five miles southeast to the camp site of the Texas Army
March 31 to April 13, 1836
when it crossed the Brazos on the steamboat Yellow Stone and began its march toward Harrisburg
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 8121.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 31, 1836.
 
Location. 30° 4.907′ N, 96° 4.981′ W. Marker is in Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street (State Highway 159) and Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling south on 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hempstead TX 77445, 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. Hempstead High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ahrenbeck-Urban Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Captain Alfred H. Wyly (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Hempstead (approx.
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one mile away); The Old Courthouse Clock and Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Former Waller County Post Offices (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waller County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hempstead, C.S.A. (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
 
Also see . . .  The Steamboat Yellow Stone. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Camp Site of the Texas Army Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
2. The Camp Site of the Texas Army Marker
The Camp Site of the Texas Army Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
3. The Camp Site of the Texas Army Marker
The view of the Marker from the highway. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
4. The view of the Marker from the highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2024, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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