Yegua Creek

Yegua Creek (HM1ET3)

Location: Brenham, TX 77833 Burleson County
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N 30° 19.54', W 96° 30.694'

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In 1690 the Spanish gave the name "San Francisco" to this 62-mile Brazos River tributary; but on an 1822 map, Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas", marked it "Yegua", Spanish for "mare". Mustang mares and foals then grazed among the Indians on the timbered creek. In 1826, colonist John P. Coles built a mill on the stream. A measure signed in 1837 by Texas President Sam Houston made the Yegua a county boundary. Floods often devastated the area until Lake Somerville harnessed Yegua's waters in 1967. Now a recreation area, the lake and creek benefit crops, wild life, and vacationers.
HM NumberHM1ET3
Marker Number8658
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 739253 N 3357497
Decimal Degrees30.32566667, -96.51156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.54', W 96° 30.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 32.40" N, 96° 30' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)979, 936, 512, 469
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 247-299 Co Rd 417, Brenham TX 77833, US
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