La Bahia Road

La Bahia Road (HM28NG)

Location: Anderson, TX 77830 Grimes County
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N 30° 29.172', W 95° 59.088'

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Upper Coushatta Trace

This short stretch of road is the last remaining local portion of two very important early Texas roads. La Bahia Road (early 1700's) was an old Spanish military road that forked southwesterly from the Old San Antonio Road west of Nacogdoches, to Presídio La Bahia near Goliad. It was later a stagecoach road.
The Coushatta Trace was an extension of the Opelousas Road, an early immigrant road into Texas from Louisiana. It got its name from being a Coushatta Indian hunting trail. Used by early smugglers trying to avoid Spanish officials, the Coushatta Trace was called the "Contraband Road" in some early references. The upper fork merged with La Bahia Road northeast of present day Anderson. They ran together for several miles as one road, being part of Postal Route #1 after 1835.
During the Texas Revolution, this very road was used by settlers fleeing eastward from the Mexican Army, in what was later called the "Runaway Scrape".
HM NumberHM28NG
Placed ByDaughters of the Republic of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 213473 N 3376450
Decimal Degrees30.48620000, -95.98480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.172', W 95° 59.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 10.32" N, 95° 59' 5.2800000000001" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)936
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 335 Fanthorp St, Anderson TX 77830, US
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