Post San Marcos

Post San Marcos (HM1CGE)

Location: San Marcos, TX 78666 Hays County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 53.576', W 97° 55.84'

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The Republic of Texas Congress in Dec. 1838 called for military roads and forts from Red River to the Nueces. A road from Austin, joining El Camino Real near St. Mark's Springs, was designed for rapid communication between San Antonio and the Capital. Post San Marcos was to be constructed at the springs to safeguard travel.

Adj. Gen. Hugh McLeod (1814-62) laid out the fort, to be garrisoned by a company of 56 men. Capt. Joseph Wiehl's Co. H, 1st Inf. Regt., in Oct. 1840 completed the road and the fort. In 1841 the Republic of Texas army disbanded for lack of funding, and the post was closed.
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HM NumberHM1CGE
Series This marker is part of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail series
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Marker Number10311
Year Placed1973
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 603248 N 3307401
Decimal Degrees29.89293333, -97.93066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.576', W 97° 55.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 34.56" N, 97° 55' 50.40" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5300-5398 Spring Lake, San Marcos TX 78666, US
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