Toledo Bend in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Gaines Memorial Bridge
of Louisiana and Texas
in honor of two brothers
Who owned and operated a ferry line
1819 to 1844 and was a signer of the
Texas Declaration of Independence, and
General Pendleton Gaines,
An officer in the U.S. Army,
prominent in Louisiana history, and
who was stationed near here in 1836
to observe the campaign in Texas.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 11034.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
Location. 31° 27.727′ N, 93° 45.226′ W. Marker is in Toledo Bend, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21, on the left when traveling east. Approximately a half mile west of Sabine River in a picnic area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as Site of Historic Crossing on the Sabine River (here, next to this marker); Site of Sabine River Crossing (here, next to this marker); Texas Louisiana Boundary (here, next to this marker); Kings Highway (approx. 1.8 miles away); The History of Toledo Bend (approx. 3.3 miles away in Louisiana); Pendleton Crossing (approx. 3.4 miles away in Louisiana); El Camino Real (approx. 3.4 miles away in Louisiana); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo Bend.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. 3. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.