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

Site of Sabine River Crossing

1607 - 1701

 
 
Site of Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
1. Site of Crossing Marker
Inscription. Site of crossing on the Sabine River which has been used for more than 400 years. First by the Indians, later by the Spaniards, the French, and other Europeans, and more than 50,000 Anglo Americans who came to settle in Texas prior to Statehood.
Erected by
The Texas Society, National
Society Colonial Dames
XVII Century
Mrs. John Connally Kelly,
President
Mrs. Margaret Ann Scruggs
Carruth Chairman
A.D. 1969

 
Erected 1969 by Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Location. 31° 27.727′ N, 93° 45.226′ W. Marker is in Toledo Bend, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21 east of Cedar Grove Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. In a picnic area approximately a half mile from Sabine River. 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. Gaines Memorial Bridge (here, next to this marker); Historic Crossing on the Sabine River (here, next to this marker); Texas Louisiana Boundary (here, next to this marker); Kings Highway (approx. 1.8 miles
Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, May 8, 2010
2. Picnic Area
Gaines Memorial Bridge, Texas Louisiana Boundary, Historic Crossing on Sabine River, and Blue Star Memorial Highway are located here.
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.
 
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Site of Sabine River Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
3. Site of Sabine River Crossing 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 798 times since then and 81 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. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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