Old Neches Saline Road

Old Neches Saline Road (HMIQ1)

Location: Jacksonville, TX 75766 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America
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N 31° 59.413', W 95° 18.886'

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Crosses highway 175 here

Originally an Indian trail. Used in 1765 by the Spanish priest Calahorra on an Indian peace mission. Gained importance, 1820s, for use in hauling salt from Neches Saline to Nacgodoches. Survivors of the Killough family massacre of 1838 fled via the road to Fort Lacy. The Texas Army used it en route to fight Mexican rebel Cordova in 1838 and in Cherokee War, 1839. Some of Kentucky volunteers went this way to the Mexican War, 1846. After Indian wars, road brought in many settlers. Jacksonville, Dialville, and Larissa grew up along its path
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HM NumberHMIQ1
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Marker Number6636
Year Placed1970
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 281308 N 3541692
Decimal Degrees31.99021667, -95.31476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 59.413', W 95° 18.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 59' 24.78" N, 95° 18' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1900-1998 Co Rd 3405, Jacksonville TX 75766, US
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