Site of Post West Bernard Station

Site of Post West Bernard Station (HM2C8R)

Location: East Bernard, TX 77435 Wharton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 23.933', W 96° 4.617'

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(3.5 Mi. NW)

In the summer of 1837 Post West Bernard Station was established as an ordnance depot of the army of The Republic of Texas. Its location on the West Bernard River was strategic in protecting Houston, then capital of Texas, from possible invasion by Mexico. Cannons, rifles, muskets, powder, and shot were stored at the station. Troops under Lt. H. L. Grush and later Capt. Martin K. Snell maintained the post despite harsh living conditions. In 1838-39 this station transferred its inventory of ordnance to the newly completed Houston Arsenal.
HM NumberHM2C8R
Year Placed1985
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 783669 N 3255733
Decimal Degrees29.39888333, -96.07695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 23.933', W 96° 4.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 23' 55.98" N, 96° 4' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 E Railroad St, East Bernard TX 77435, US
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