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San Marcos in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the First Town of San Marcos

 
 
Site of the First Town of San Marcos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, July 10, 2003
1. Site of the First Town of San Marcos Marker
Inscription. Known officially as Villa de San Marcos de Neve. Established in 1807 by Mexican settlers. The population on January 6, 1808 was 81. A flood in 1808 and subsequent Indian raids led to its abandonment in 1812
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 10319.)
 
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. 29° 51.326′ N, 97° 53.904′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is on North Old Bastrop Highway (County Route 266) 1.2 miles south of San Marcos Highway (Texas Highway 80), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located just south of the San Marcos River. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Don Felipe Roque de la Portilla (here, next to this marker); Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Col. Ignacio Elizondo’s 1813 Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Antonio Gaona’s 1836 Campaign (was approx. one mile away but
Site of the First Town of San Marcos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
2. Site of the First Town of San Marcos Marker
Panoramic view of the marker and adjacent markers. Behind the markers is a drop off to the San Marcos River below.
has been reported missing. ); El Camino De Nacogdoches (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Calaboose (approx. 3.1 miles away); San Marcos Springs (approx. 3.2 miles away); Post San Marcos (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Panorama, San Marcos River behind the marker, looking upstream SW image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
3. Panorama, San Marcos River behind the marker, looking upstream SW
Photo from the bridge where the road crosses the San Marcos.
Panorama, San Marcos River looking downstream to the NE image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
4. Panorama, San Marcos River looking downstream to the NE
Photo from the bridge where the road crosses the San Marcos.
Panorama, general area that is the site of the first San Marcos image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
5. Panorama, general area that is the site of the first San Marcos
In the photo, to the left (NE downstream) is where the road currently crosses the San Antonio River. Markers are uphill to the right (out of sight).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on August 6, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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