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Jourdanton in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Atascosa County

 
 
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By John A Hensarling, July 11, 2012
1. Atascosa County Marker
Inscription. As early as 1722 El Camino Real (The King's Highway) from the Rio Grande to San Antonio was well established in this area. The Spanish word "Atascosa," denoting boggy ground that hindered travel, gave region its name. The county was created in 1856 from land formerly in Bexar County. Jose Antonio Navarro, whose 1831 claim was the first grant recorded in area, gave land in 1857 for first county seat, Navatasco. County seat moved to Pleasanton in 1858, to Jourdanton in 1911.

Livestock, oil, gas and strawberries are well-known products of the county. (1969)
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 223.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 55.16′ N, 98° 32.75′ W. Marker is in Jourdanton, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Circle Drive, on the left when traveling north on Campbell Avenue. Touch for map. Atascosa County Courthouse grounds (pending Feb. 2009). Marker is in this post office area: Jourdanton TX 78026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atascosa County Courthouse
Atascosa County Marker image. Click for full size.
By John A Hensarling, July 11, 2012
2. Atascosa County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Abstract Company (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Atascosa County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Atascosa County Jail (about 600 feet away); Jourdanton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jourdanton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ralph Roy Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jourdanton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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