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Columbus in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Benjamin Beason's Crossing

of the Colorado River

 
 
Benjamin Beason's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Benjamin Beason's Crossing Marker
Inscription.  
Site of the camp,
March 19-26, 1836
of the Texas Army
under General Sam Houston,
who directed the retreat
from Gonzales to the San Jacinto

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 368.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas IndependenceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 42.253′ N, 96° 32.117′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street (U.S. 90) 0.2 miles west of Old U.S. 90, on the left when traveling west. Located in Beason's Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3614 US 90, Columbus TX 78934, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beason's (Beeson's) Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Columbus Waterworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stage Lines Through Columbus (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Site of Doctor Logue's Drugstore
Benjamin Beason's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Benjamin Beason's Crossing Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); District Court Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Tumlinson Family (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1890 Cornerstone Ceremony (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stafford-Miller House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Some History of Beason's Crossing. (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. A Brief Bio of Benjamin Beason. (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Beason's Park on the Colorado. Lower Colorado River Authority (Submitted on September 3, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 407 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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