Pasadena in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1912 by San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. (Marker Number No. 18.)
Location. 29° 43.16′ N, 95° 13.209′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on North Richey Street half a mile north of West Shaw Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Richey Street, Pasadena TX 77506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Capture of Santa Anna (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Harrisburg (approx. 3½ miles away); Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railroad (approx. 3½ miles away); a different marker also named Old Harrisburg (approx. 3½ miles away); First Airplane Flight Over Texas (approx. 3.9 miles away); Site of Lubbock Ranch (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of the Home of Dr. George Moffit Patrick (approx. 7 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Regarding Vince's Bridge.
See "The Latest & Recently Published Article on the Location of the Bridge" in the links. It argues the Sims Bayou advocates are mistaken and the bridge was indeed over Vince's Bayou.
Interestingly, the marker doesn't mention the primary reason they destroyed the bridge -- to prevent supplies and reinforcements reaching the Mexican forces and to impede their retreat.
Also see . . .
1. Vince's Bridge. The Handbook of Texas, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 8, 2016.)
2. Vince's Bridge. Wikipedia (Submitted on December 12, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. The Latest & Recently Published Article on the Location of the Bridge. (Submitted on January 2, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • War, Texas Independence • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 181 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.