Near Buffalo Gap in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In Vicinity of Coronado's Camp
In 1541, the Spanish explorer Coronado is thought to have passed this way en route from New Mexico to the fabled Indian villages of “Quivira”, though his path across vast Texas plains is now difficult to determine.
Upon finding that his Indian guide, “The Turk,” had taken him too far south, Coronado halted at a small canyon or barranca.
Here he conferred with his captains and decided to follow the compass directly north.
When they reached “Quivira” (possibly in Kansas), no gold was found – only the poor, grass huts of a Wichita village.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2626.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans.
Location. 32° 15.147′ N, 99° 59.165′ W. Marker is near Buffalo Gap, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 277 and Farm to Market Road 89, on the right when traveling south on U.S. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12580 US 277, Tuscola TX 79562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Near Site of Indian Battle (approx. 6.2 miles away); Mountain Pass Station (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps at Abilene State Park (approx. 6.2 miles away); Buffalo Gap Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Buffalo Gap College (approx. 9˝ miles away); Town of Buffalo Gap (approx. 9˝ miles away); Vicinity of Indian Fight (approx. 9˝ miles away); The Ernie Wilson Museum (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo Gap.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on October 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.