“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Normangee in Madison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

El Camino Real

The Old San Antonio Road

El Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 5, 2013
1. El Camino Real Marker
Inscription. First blazed in 1691 by Captain Don Domingo Teran de Los Rios, first provincial governor of Texas, in an expedition officially directed by Father Fray Damian Massanet O.F.M. apostolic missionary and explorer in Texas. The general route was northeast from the Rio Grande to the San Antonio River thence across the Guadalupe, San Marcos, Colorado, Brazos, and Trinity Rivers to the missions in east Texas. Other expeditions taking the same route: Espinosa Olivares Aquirre in 1709, St. Denis in 1714, Ramon in 1716, Alarcon in 1718, Marquis of Aguayo in 1720, Moses Austin in 1820. The Republic of Texas officially made this road a boundary between a number of empresarial land grants.

Normangee - Home of the Old San Antonio Road Association

Erected by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9621.)
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. 31° 1.524′ N, 96° 6.92′ W. Marker is in Normangee, Texas, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Old San Antonio Road and Texas Highway 39, on the left when traveling west on Old San Antonio
El Camino Real Marker location. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 5, 2013
2. El Camino Real Marker location.
Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Normangee TX 77871, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Court House Built in Leon County (approx. 12˝ miles away); Madison County (approx. 12.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Madisonville (approx. 13.1 miles away); Truman Kimbro (approx. 13.1 miles away); Leon County (approx. 13.3 miles away); Fort Boggy (approx. 13.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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