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Wallisville in Chambers County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mission Nuestra Seņora de la Luz

 
 
Mission Nuestra Senora de la Luz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 13, 2012
1. Mission Nuestra Senora de la Luz Marker
Inscription.
Site of
Mission Nuestra
Seņora de la Luz


Established in 1757 by Franciscan
missionaries with
the purpose of civilizing and
Christianizing the Orcoquiza
and Bidai Indians
Abandoned in 1772

 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 9127.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 50.302′ N, 94° 44.175′ W. Marker is in Wallisville, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker is on Feeder Road to Interstate 10 0.3 miles west of Wallisville Liberty Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker may be visible from Interstate-10 but is best viewed from the eastbound feeder road. Marker is in this post office area: Wallisville TX 77597, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Blancpain's French Trading Post (here, next to this marker); Mission Nuestra Senora de la Luz del Orcoquisac and Presidio San Agustin de Ahumada (here, next to this marker); Site of Old Wallisville (within shouting distance of this marker); Turtle Bayou Resolutions
Wallisville Heritage Park Museum image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Wallisville Heritage Park Museum
Four historical markers are near this building.
(approx. 5 miles away); Chambers County Youth Project Show (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Anahuac (approx. 6.4 miles away); Robert McAlpin Williamson (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Anahuac (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallisville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Foot Stone Listing People Buried in the Orcoquisac Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 13, 2012
3. Foot Stone Listing People Buried in the Orcoquisac Cemetery

Buried in the El Orcoquisac Cemetery
Father Bruno Chavira d. 1757
Father Francisco de San Miguel d. 1758
Julian Flores d. 1757
Joaquin del Rio d. 1766
Unknown Akokisa Indian
Unknown Spanish soldier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on October 16, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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