Specht's Crossing

Specht's Crossing (HMVLI)

Location: Spring Branch, TX 78070 Comal County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 52.925', W 98° 27.033'

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Area settlers in horse-drawn carriages used this gravel bed low water crossing of the San Antonio-Blanco Road to reach the German settlement of Spring Branch. Despite frequent floods, use of the crossing increased during the years (1875-1906) Spring Branch postmaster Hans (Von) Specht maintained the post office in his hilltop home overlooking the crossing. Thereafter known as Specht's Crossing, it was later used by automobile travelers until replaced by a low water bridge in 1920. In 1934 a new bridge was constructed by the Civil Works Administration.
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HM NumberHMVLI
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 553056 N 3305846
Decimal Degrees29.88208333, -98.45055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 52.925', W 98° 27.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 52' 55.50" N, 98° 27' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)830, 210
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7200 Spring Branch Rd, Spring Branch TX 78070, US
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