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Toledo Bend in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gaines Memorial Bridge

 
 
Gaines Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
1. Gaines Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Named by the Highway Departments
of Louisiana and Texas
in honor of two brothers
James Gaines,
Who owned and operated a ferry line
1819 to 1844 and was a signer of the
Texas Declaration of Independence, and
General Pendleton Gaines,
An officer in the U.S. Army,
prominent in Louisiana history, and
who was stationed near here in 1836
to observe the campaign in Texas.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 11034.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 27.727′ N, 93° 45.226′ W. Marker is in Toledo Bend, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Approximately a half mile west of Sabine River in a picnic area. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Crossing on the Sabine River (here, next to this marker); Site of Sabine River Crossing (here, next to this marker); Texas Louisiana Boundary
Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
2. Picnic Area
The Gaines Memorial Bridge marker is located here along with 3 other markers: Historic Crossing of Sabine River, Site of Crossing, and Texas Louisiana Boundary.
(here, next to this marker); Kings Highway (approx. 1.8 miles away); The History of Toledo Bend (approx. 3.3 miles away in Louisiana); Pendleton Crossing (approx. 3.4 miles away in Louisiana); El Camino Real (approx. 3.4 miles away in Louisiana); John C. Hale (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo Bend.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Gaines - The Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Edmund Pendleton Gaines - The Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Gaines Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
3. Gaines Memorial Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   3. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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