River Communities

River Communities (HM294G)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78215 Bexar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 25.907', W 98° 29.267'

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The isolated Spanish outpost established a short distance northwest of here in 1718 was soon relocated to a more protected area between the river and San Pedro Creek in today's center city. The mission and its religious community were placed east of the river, while soldiers and civilian settlers took up residence at the presidio west of the river. They were joined in 1731 by sixteen families sent by the King of Spain from the Canary Islands to build a new civilian settlement that they named the Villa de San Fernando. As the population increased, other small communities, including La Villita, spread beyond the old town. When the missions became parish churches in the 1790s, their surrounding lands were distributed to individuals and families for farms and homes. These diverse settlements were united in 1809 as one town, the Villa de San Fernando de Bexar. It was later renamed San Antonio, the name the Spanish had given to the river and first mission a hundred years before.
HM NumberHM294G
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Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549681 N 3255934
Decimal Degrees29.43178333, -98.48778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.907', W 98° 29.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 54.42" N, 98° 29' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Avenue A, San Antonio TX 78215, US
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