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

Kings Highway

Camino Real

 

—Old San Antonio Road —

 
Kings Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
1. Kings Highway Marker
Inscription.
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and The State of Texas
A.D. 1919

 
Erected 1919 by Daughters of the American Revolution & The State of Texas.
 
Location. 30° 35.77′ N, 96° 36.632′ W. Marker is near Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is at the intersection of Presidential Corridor E (State Highway 21) and County Road 216, on the right when traveling west on Presidential Corridor E. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out in front of the Cooks Point Bretheren Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6945 TX-21, Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooks Point (here, next to this marker); Near Homesite of Judge Andrew S. Broaddus (here, next to this marker); Moseley's Ferry (approx. 4.4 miles away); John Mitchell (approx. 6.6 miles away); Burleson County (approx. 6.6 miles away); City of Caldwell (approx. 6.6 miles away); Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence (approx. 6.6 miles away); Burleson County in World War II (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
 
Also see . . .
Kings Highway Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
2. Kings Highway Marker (wide view)
 King's Highway / Camino Real / Old San Antonio Road.
The blazing of the trail came about as the result of three expeditions:

In 1690 Alonso De León led his fourth expedition into Texas, this time with the objective to establish San Francisco de los Tejas Mission in East Texas (in the future Houston County).

In 1691 Domingo Terán de los Ríos, first provincial governor of Texas, crossed the Rio Grande taking additional missionaries to the East Texas missions.

In 1693 Gregorio de Salinas Varona became the first man to proceed directly from the Rio Grande to the East Texas missions, in an expedition to bring relief supplies; he thus further defined the course of the road as a direct route from Monclova, then capital of the province, to the Spanish missions. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Kings Highway Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2014
3. Kings Highway Marker (wide view showing adjacent markers)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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