Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition
The Tejas were not in this vicinity as expected. Capt. Aguirre had no order to cross the the Colorado River, so the Padres sent the East Texas Indians an invitation to visit them on the Rio Grande, and turned back here.
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 16100.)
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. 30° 13.965′ N, 97° 45.489′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and University Circle, on the right when traveling north on South Congress Avenue. Touch for map. Marker located at the intersection of South Congress and University, by a bus stop just outside St. Edwards University. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At Saint Edward’s University Main Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Tips House (approx. half a mile away); Fort Magruder, C.S.A (approx. 0.6 miles away); Green Pastures (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doyle Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Reuter House (approx. one mile away); Walter and Mae Simms House (approx. one mile away); Mary Street Stone House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . . Espinosa, Olivares, Aguirre Expedition. Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on October 6, 2013.)
Additional keywords. El Camino Real
Categories. • Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,145 times since then and 112 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.