Gotcher Trace

Gotcher Trace (HM1LA1)

Location: Ledbetter, TX 78946 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 7.622', W 96° 47.529'

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(Also written Goacher, Gocher, Gotier, Goucher)

Opened about 1828 by James Gotcher from Alabama, a settler on Rabb's Creek in present Lee County, as route from San Felipe, in Stephen F. Austin's original colony, to Bastrop in second or "little" colony. A short, exposed route to the upper settlements, this trace shared with nearby Wilbarger Trace the title of "via Dolorosa" of early Texas, as both were marked by tragedies.

Gotcher moved to this area, and in 1836 six people of his family were killed and several captured during an Indian attack.

At this point the trace is crossed by a 20th century road.
HM NumberHM1LA1
Marker Number2232
Year Placed1973
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 10:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 712696 N 3334919
Decimal Degrees30.12703333, -96.79215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 7.622', W 96° 47.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 7' 37.32" N, 96° 47' 31.74" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1822-1948 FM 1291, Ledbetter TX 78946, US
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