Near Rockdale in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Apache Pass River Crossing
The gravel bar across the river made it easily accessible by horseback or wagon. Three missions and a presidio were built in the area surrounding Apache Pass and were utilized between 1746 and 1757. Because of this, Apache Pass became a hub for Spanish explorers and settlers. After the missions were closed, the area continued to attract pioneers building homes on both sides of
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17269.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 30° 41.394′ N, 97° 8.232′ W. Marker is near Rockdale, Texas, in Milam County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Farm to Market Road 908 and County Road 428, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in turn-out to right of entrance of Apache Pass county park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9112 N FM 908, Rockdale TX 76567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (approx. one mile away); Site of Mission San Francisco Xavier de Los Dolores (approx. Site of the Mission San Ildefonso (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sharp Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Kay Theater (approx. 8.3 miles away); Matinee Musical Club (approx. 8.4 miles away); International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. 8½ miles away); Railroads in Rockdale (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockdale.
Also see . . .
1. Brochure on Camino Real de los Tejas by Texas Dept of Transportation (PDF). (Submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Old San Antonio Road (Camino Real) article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.