Native Americans at Bull Creek

Native Americans at Bull Creek (HM220L)

Location: Austin, TX 78731 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 22.689', W 97° 46.802'

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Archeological investigations of the Bull Creek area show utilization by humans stretching back at least 9,000 years. The canyons of Bull Creek offered the criteria of favored campsites on the Edwards Plateau: shelter in or near pecan groves (pecan fat content is comparable to bison) along perennial water sources, with close proximity to quality flint.

At Austin's founding, historically recorded tribes included Apache, Comanche, Tonkawa and Waco (a branch of the Wichita). The Tonkawa were probably the oldest residents of the area at its founding.

The dominant tribe at Austin's founding were the Comanche. The Preece family were early settlers to Bull Creek area. Bull Creek is said to have been named after the killing of a buffalo by Richard Lincoln Preece, Republic Era Texas Ranger who fought against the Comanche. Preece family history records their cemetery along West Bull Creek was the "site of a Comanche hunting ground."
HM NumberHM220L
Year Placed2017
Placed ByBull Creek Foundation, Austin Parks & Recreation, Travis County Historical Commission, funding from Luci Thompson, Girl Scout Troop 812
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Date Added Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 617218 N 3361319
Decimal Degrees30.37815000, -97.78003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 22.689', W 97° 46.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 22' 41.34" N, 97° 46' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail, Austin TX 78731, US
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