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

Post San Marcos

Post San Marcos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 29, 2007
1. Post San Marcos Marker
Inscription. The Republic of Texas Congress in Dec. 1838 called for military roads and forts from Red River to the Nueces. A road from Austin, joining El Camino Real near St. Mark's Springs, was designed for rapid communication between San Antonio and the Capital. Post San Marcos was to be constructed at the springs to safeguard travel.

Adj. Gen. Hugh McLeod (1814-62) laid out the fort, to be garrisoned by a company of 56 men. Capt. Joseph Wiehl's Co. H, 1st Inf. Regt., in Oct. 1840 completed the road and the fort. In 1841 the Republic of Texas army disbanded for lack of funding, and the post was closed.
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10311.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 29° 53.576′ N, 97° 55.84′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker can be reached from Aquarena Springs Drive south of West Laurel Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Behind the Visitor Center, Meadows Center Glass-bottom Boat Tours (formerly Aquarena Center). Marker is at or near this postal address: 951 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Marcos Springs (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Triangle (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Courthouses of Hays County (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Calaboose (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Coronal Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wonder Cave (approx. 1.9 miles away); Col. Ignacio Elizondo’s 1813 Campaign (approx. 3 miles away); Site of the First Town of San Marcos (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
Categories. Forts, CastlesHispanic AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, Texas Independence
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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