Near Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1936 by State of Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 7509.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 12.769′ N, 94° 56.128′ W. Marker is near Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Stewart Road ¼ mile east of 12-Mile Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Galveston Island (approx. 1.4 miles away); Karankawa Campsite (approx. 3.3 miles away); Galveston "News", C.S.A. (approx. 6½ miles away); Campbell's Bayou (approx. 6.6 miles away); Civil War Fortifications at Virginia Point Original Site of St. Mary's Orphan Asylum (approx. 7.1 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Italian Vault (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . . Laffite's Cove Nature Society. Link to history page the Laffite's Cove Nature Society website. This area is the location of what is called "Mitchell Ridge" by archeologists, a natural ridge no more than 10ft above sea level at its crest, that was inhabited by the indigenous people who lived seasonally on Galveston Island for hundreds of years. Excavations on the ridge, the relic of an ancient dune line, have revealed a rich archaeological record of their presence and lives. In fact, it is widely believed that Mitchell Ridge is where the Spanish Explorer Cabeza De Vaca, the first European to explore what is now Texas and the Southwestern U.S., lived with the native population after being shipwrecked on Galveston Island in 1528. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
1. Amusement Park at Lafitte's Grove
— Submitted February 15, 2013, by Jerry D. Penn of Springfield, Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,985 times since then and 105 times this year. Last updated on August 26, 2015, by Jerry D. Penn of Springfield, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on May 7, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. 2. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on May 7, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.