Vandenburg (HM1I39)

Location: Hondo, TX 78861 Medina County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 24.931', W 99° 7.006'

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Located on the banks of Verde Creek (Arroyo Verde), Vandenburg, founded in 1846, was one of the colonies established by Empresario Henri Castro. Immigrants settled nearby and began farming. They dug a trench eight feet wide by six feet deep to protect them and keep their cattle nearby. Worship services conducted by visiting ministers were held in homes or under an arbor. Drought in 1847-49 caused crops to fail. Many settlers died from cholera. Most families moved to other communities by the 1860s. Two cemeteries are among the few physical remnants of Vandenburg.
HM NumberHM1I39
Marker Number5639
Year Placed1996
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 30th, 2014 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 488672 N 3254028
Decimal Degrees29.41551667, -99.11676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 24.931', W 99° 7.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 24' 55.86" N, 99° 7' 0.36" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2100 TX-173, Hondo TX 78861, US
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