Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck
Louis XIV of France hoped La Salleís expedition would break Spainís tight hold over the Gulf of Mexico and assert French claim to Louisiana, but it was plagued with misfortune. One of La Salleís four ships was lost to Spanish privateers in the Caribbean, another ran aground in Pass Cavallo at the mouth of Matagorda Bay and a third sailed back to France bearing disillusioned crew and colonists. La Salle failed to find the mouth of the Mississippi,
Erected by the Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 30° 16.01′ N, 97° 43.541′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Navasota Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Texas State Cemetery, on Monument Hill, Section 2 (H2), Row D, Number 1. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Events of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Mothers of Texas Monument (within Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); State Cemetery of Texas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Tom (about 400 feet away); Winslow Turner (about 400 feet away); George Weedon (about 400 feet away); James Allison York (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,965 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.