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Somerville in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Yegua Creek

 
 
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Photographed By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Yegua Creek Marker
Inscription.  In 1690 the Spanish gave the name "San Francisco" to this 62-mile Brazos River tributary; but on an 1822 map, Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas", marked it "Yegua", Spanish for "mare". Mustang mares and foals then grazed among the Indians on the timbered creek. In 1826, colonist John P. Coles built a mill on the stream. A measure signed in 1837 by Texas President Sam Houston made the Yegua a county boundary. Floods often devastated the area until Lake Somerville harnessed Yegua's waters in 1967. Now a recreation area, the lake and creek benefit crops, wild life, and vacationers.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8658.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1690.
 
Location. 30° 19.54′ N, 96° 30.694′ W. Marker is in Somerville, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 36 west of County Route 417, on the left when traveling west. Located in a roadside park south of SR36. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerville TX 77879, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James W. Lauderdale (approx. 1.7 miles away); Somerville (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1906 Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the Somerville Harvey House (approx. 1.8 miles away); J.L. Woods’ Undertaking Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thomas J. Gary (approx. 1.8 miles away); Somerville Stadium (approx. 1.8 miles away); Yegua Center at Somerville ISD (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
Yegua Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
2. Yegua Creek Marker
Yegua Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
3. Yegua Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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