San Marcos in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of the First Town of San Marcos
Known officially as Villa de San Marcos de Neve. Established in 1807 by Mexican settlers. The population on January 6, 1808 was 81. A flood in 1808 and subsequent Indian raids led to its abandonment in 1812
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 10319.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1783.
Location. 29° 51.326′ N, 97° 53.904′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is on North Old Bastrop Highway (County Route 266) 1.2 miles south of San Marcos Highway (Texas Highway 80), on the right when traveling south. The marker is located just south of the San Marcos River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Marcos TX 78666, 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. Lt. Zebulon M. Pike (a few steps from this marker); Charles Lewis McGehee CabinCol. Ignacio Elizondo’s 1813 Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); McGehee Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cheatham-Hohenberg Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kings Highway (approx. 1.3 miles away); Thompson's Islands (approx. 2.1 miles away); Southside School (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 6, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on October 7, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. 2. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 6. submitted on October 7, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. 7. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.