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Big Bend National Park in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Comanche Trail

 
 
Comanche Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 22, 2012
1. Comanche Trail Marker
Inscription. You are now traveling the Comanche Trail blazed by Comanche Indians, en route from the western plains to Mexico, and traveled later by emigrants and soldiers. It extended south from the Horse Head Crossing of the Pecos by Comanche Springs (Fort Stockton) to the Rio Grande.
 
Erected 1956 by State of Texas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Comanche Trail into Mexico, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 39.605′ N, 103° 10.409′ W. Marker is in Big Bend National Park, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is on U.S. 385. Touch for map. Marker is in parking lot to entrance to Persimmon Gap ranger station. Marker is in this post office area: Marathon TX 79842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Double Mills (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Comanche Trail, Big Bend, National Park Service web page. (Submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative AmericansNatural Features
 
Comanche Trail Marker, View in context image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 22, 2012
2. Comanche Trail Marker, View in context
Marker is located in the parking lot of the Persimmon Gap ranger station, entrance to Big Bend National Park. Photo facing south.
View of Persimmon Gap from inside the park image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 22, 2012
3. View of Persimmon Gap from inside the park
Photo facing north.
Another view of Persimmon Gap image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 23, 2006
4. Another view of Persimmon Gap
The Comanche Trail, or Comanche War Trail, passed through Persimmon Gap en-route to Mexico. This view of Persimmon Gap is from near Nine Point Draw campsite, inside Big Bend Nat'l Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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