Lost Pines of Texas

Lost Pines of Texas (HM1K4V)

Location: Bastrop, TX 78602 Bastrop County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 6.643', W 97° 17.596'

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Located 80 miles west of the main pine belt of Texas, these trees probably were once part of vast, prehistoric pine forests. As land areas gradually rose, possibly due to glacier activity, most of the forests moved east. Ideal local conditions have kept the Lost Pines intact.

One of the first records of the trees was made in 1807 by Zebulon Pike, explorer for whom Pike's Peak was named. In the 19th century, these loblolly pines supported the county's main industry. Local lumber was shipped by riverboat and ox-wagon to points all over Texas.
HM NumberHM1K4V
Marker Number9208
Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas Historical Survey Committe
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 664439 N 3332282
Decimal Degrees30.11071667, -97.29326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.643', W 97° 17.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 38.58" N, 97° 17' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Park Rd 1, Bastrop TX 78602, US
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