Near Giddings in Lee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In this grave rests James Goucher and five members of his family murdered by Indians November 26, 1836. With the true pioneering spirit he had opened the first road from San Felipe to the settlements on the Colorado, known for many years as "Goucher's Trace"
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 8154.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 30° 7.772′ N, 96° 56.879′ W. Marker is near Giddings, Texas, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from County Road 217 0.6 miles south of County Route 216, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Look for stairs crossing over a fence on the south side of CR 217. Marker is in this post office area: Giddings TX 78942, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Serbin (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Serbin (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gotcher Trace (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rabb's Prairie (approx. 12 miles away); Site of Woods' Fort (approx. Oldenburg (approx. 15.2 miles away); Asa Hill of Rutersville (approx. 15½ miles away); Rutersville (approx. 15½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Giddings.
More about this marker. Marker is in the trees to the southeast (left) after climbing over the stairs.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the Gotier / Gotcher Trace
Also see . . .
1. James Gotier in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Story of James Goacher massacre extracted from "Indian Depredations in Texas," by J W. Wilbarger. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
3. Various Accounts of the Gotcher Massacre. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
4. Complete "Indian Depredations in Texas" online. The James Goacher massacre story starts on page 15. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 119 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.