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Round Rock in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Double File Trail

 
 
The Double File Trail (Round Rock) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. The Double File Trail (Round Rock) Marker
Inscription. As the Delaware Indians moved from their home in the “Redlands” of East Texas in 1828 to near present Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. They laid out this trace. It was named Double File Trail because two horsemen could ride side by side. The first settlement in Williamson County, Kenney Fort, was built here at the Brushy Creek Crossing in 1838. It served as a way station and for Indian protection. In 1841 members of the Sante Fe Expedition assembled here. Texas Rangers, early Anglo-American settlers, surveying parties, and explorers also use this important route.
 
Erected 1979 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13824.)
 
Location. 30° 31.207′ N, 97° 38.63′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Palm Valley Blvd (U.S. 79) 0.1 miles east of Palm Valley Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Round Rock TX 78665, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kenney's Fort (here, next to this marker); Palm Valley Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Chaplains (approx. 0.7 miles away); Anti-Slaveholding Union Baptist Cemetery
The Double File Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
2. The Double File Trail Marker
View looking West-Southwest of marker.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Cabin from Gabriel Mills Area (approx. ¾ mile away); Trinity Lutheran College (approx. 1.6 miles away); Olson House (approx. 1.7 miles away); A. J. and Carolina Anderson House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Rock.
 
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The Double File Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
3. The Double File Trail Marker
View looking West-Northwest of marker.
The Double File Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
4. The Double File Trail Marker
View looking Southwest of marker.
The Double File Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
5. The Double File Trail Marker
View looking south of marker.
The Double File Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barbara Jernigan, January 23, 2011
6. The Double File Trail Marker
The Double File Trail Marker with the Kenney's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   6. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Barbara Jernigan of Round Rock, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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