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Near Alto in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Zebulon Pike Campsite

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Zebulon Pike Campsite Marker
Inscription.  In 1807, under commission from Gen. James Wilkinson, Governor of the Louisiana Territory, Lt. Zebulon Pike led an expedition to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red Rivers and to report on Spanish settlements in the New Mexico area. Heading south from present Colorado, where the party saw the mountain later named Pike's Peak for the expedition's leader, they were arrested by Spanish authorities. Under escort back to the United States, the party camped near this site on June 23, 1807. The Pike expedition furnished an important account of Spanish Texas and New Mexico.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6962.)
 
Location. 31° 35.94′ N, 95° 9.05′ W. Marker is near Alto, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is on County Road 2907 0.4 miles west of State Highway 21, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the El Camino Real De Los Tejas section of Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1649 State Highway 21 West, Alto TX 75925, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Zebulon Pike Campsite Marker
as the crow flies. Site of Neches Indian Village (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Mound Prairie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Lacy's Fort (approx. 4.2 miles away); Site of the Delaware Indian Village (approx. 4.4 miles away); Community of Weches (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alto.
 
Also see . . .  Pike, Zebulon Montgomery - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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