Spanish Explorers' Route

Spanish Explorers' Route (HM2362)

Location: Wilson, TX 79381 Lynn County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 19.297', W 101° 43.827'

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A prehistoric road discovered and used by Indians, Spaniards, United States Army units, and cattle drovers. It crossed the Llano Estacado from Gholson Spring (7 mi. E. of present-day Slaton), to Tahoka Lake (3 mi. S. of Wilson), then to Tobacco Creek, Big Spring, and the North Concho.

Here passed many 17th century Spanish visitors: Father Salas, coming from New Mexico in 1629 on pleas of Jumano Indians to preach to them; Captains Hernan Martin and Diego del Castillo, exploring in 1650; Captain Diego de Guadalajara, seeking pearls and other treasure, in 1654.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
HM NumberHM2362
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 245823 N 3690270
Decimal Degrees33.32161667, -101.73045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.297', W 101° 43.827'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 17.82" N, 101° 43' 49.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17th St, Wilson TX 79381, US
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