Zebulon Pike Campsite

Zebulon Pike Campsite (HM2A41)

Location: Alto, TX 75925 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 35.94', W 95° 9.05'

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In 1807, under commission from Gen. James Wilkinson, Governor of the Louisiana Territory, Lt. Zebulon Pike led an expedition to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red Rivers and to report on Spanish settlements in the New Mexico area. Heading south from present Colorado, where the party saw the mountain later named Pike's Peak for the expedition's leader, they were arrested by Spanish authorities. Under escort back to the United States, the party camped near this site on June 23, 1807. The Pike expedition furnished an important account of Spanish Texas and New Mexico.
HM NumberHM2A41
Year Placed1982
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 295941 N 3497996
Decimal Degrees31.59900000, -95.15083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 35.94', W 95° 9.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 35' 56.4" N, 95° 9' 3" 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 3710 County Rd 2907, Alto TX 75925, US
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