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

Sam Houston Oak

 
 
Sam Houston Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
1. Sam Houston Oak Marker
Inscription.  
1/8 mile north is
Sam Houston Oak
where General Sam Houston
established his headquarters camp
March 13, 1836
after burning the town of Gonzales

Under this oak his
small army was joined by
many volunteers from the
eastern settlements,
who went with him to
San Jacinto.

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 4503.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 28.295′ N, 97° 18.517′ W. Marker is near Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 90 and County Road 361, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 90Alternate . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Herder Half Moon Place (approx. 6.6 miles away); Half Moon (approx. 7.1 miles away); Santa Anna Mound (approx. 8.3 miles away); Green Dewitt Cemetery
Sam Houston Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
2. Sam Houston Oak Marker
The large oak tree visible in the photo is not the Sam Houston Oak. It is located farther up the dirt road seen behind the marker.
(approx. 8.4 miles away); Sarah Seely De Witt (approx. 8.4 miles away); Gonzales Memorial Museum and Amphitheatre (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Immortal 32 (approx. 8.4 miles away); Route of Gen. Sam Houston (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
 
Also see . . .  Runaway Scrape Oak - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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