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Hungerford in Wharton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Post West Bernard Station

(3.5 Mi. NW)

 
 
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By Jim Evans, October 6, 2018
1. Site of Post West Bernard Station Marker
Inscription.  In the summer of 1837 Post West Bernard Station was established as an ordnance depot of the army of The Republic of Texas. Its location on the West Bernard River was strategic in protecting Houston, then capital of Texas, from possible invasion by Mexico. Cannons, rifles, muskets, powder, and shot were stored at the station. Troops under Lt. H. L. Grush and later Capt. Martin K. Snell maintained the post despite harsh living conditions. In 1838-39 this station transferred its inventory of ordnance to the newly completed Houston Arsenal.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4873.)
 
Location. 29° 23.936′ N, 96° 4.629′ W. Marker is in Hungerford, Texas, in Wharton County. Marker is at the intersection of Business U.S. 59 and East Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 59Business . There are four markers at this location,attached to a granite monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hungerford TX 77448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New York, Texas & Mexican Railroad and The Community of Hungerford
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By Jim Evans
2. Marker
(here, next to this marker); Site of Quinan Community (here, next to this marker); J. D. Hudgins Ranch (here, next to this marker); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 5.3 miles away); Kendleton (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Kendleton (approx. 5.7 miles away); Judge George E. Quinan (approx. 6.2 miles away); Security Bank and Trust Company (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hungerford.
 
Also see . . .  From the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on October 25, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
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By Brian Anderson, March 16, 2019
3. Site of Post West Bernard Station Marker
Marker is the left of the two visible in this photo.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on March 19, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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