(July 23, 1798 - December 30, 1880)Born in Charles County, Maryland, Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long was a Texas pioneer. She married James Long in 1815, and joined him in Texas during his military invasion of the then-Spanish colony, settling in Nacogdoches. The occupation was unsuccessful, but the longs returned with supporters in 1820, building a fort on the Bolivar peninsula at the eastern entrance to Galveston Bay. James Long left for La Bahia to gain support, but was captured and imprisoned in Monterrey. Meanwhile, Jane, along with her daughter Ann and slave Kian, remained at the fort, facing frigid winter temperatures, lack of food and supplies, and danger from the native Karankawas. In the midst of these difficulties, Jane Long gave birth to a child, leading to her honorary designation as "mother of Texas."
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 329331 N 3250040|
|Decimal Degrees||29.36798333, -94.75836667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 22.079', W 94° 45.502'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 22' 4.74" N, 94° 45' 30.12" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Anderson Ave, Bolivar Peninsula TX 77650, US|
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