Site of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas

Site of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (HM2A3R)

Location: Alto, TX 75925 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 36.295', W 95° 8.366'

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Originally established as Mission San Francisco de los Tejas in 1690 by Franciscan missionaries for the purpose of Christianizing and civilizing the Neches and other Indians of the region. Reestablished in 1716. Abandoned temporarily due to French incursion from Louisiana in 1719. Relocated here as San Francisco de los Neches by the Marquis de Aguayo in 1721. Removed to the Colorado River in 1730. Permanently located on the San Antonio River in 1731 and there known as San Francisco de la Espada.
HM NumberHM2A3R
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series.
Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 297035 N 3498631
Decimal Degrees31.60491667, -95.13943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.295', W 95° 8.366'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 17.7" N, 95° 8' 21.96" W
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Area Code(s)936
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2786 TX-21, Alto TX 75925, US
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