Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lost Pines of Texas
One of the first records of the trees was made in 1807 by Zebulon Pike, explorer for whom Pike's Peak was named. In the 19th century, these loblolly pines supported the county's main industry. Local lumber was shipped by riverboat and ox-wagon to points all over Texas.
Erected 1969 by Texas Historical Survey Committe. (Marker Number 9208.)
Location. 30° 6.643′ N, 97° 17.596′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 21 and Loop State Highway 150, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to Bastrop State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3005 TX-21, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early History of the City of Bastrop (here, next to this marker); The Gotier Trace (a few steps from this marker); Felipe Entrique Neri, Baron De Bastrop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas H. Mays (approx. 1.3 miles away); Primera Baptist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (approx. 1½ miles away); The Bastrop Advertiser (approx. 1½ miles away); First National Bank of Bastrop (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.