Route of El Camino Real

Route of El Camino Real (HM2EG0)

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N 29° 30.916', W 98° 27.217'

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The main thoroughfare of early Texas, the Camino Real, or "King's Highway", followed ancient Indian and buffalo trail. It stretched 1,000 miles from Mexico to present Louisiana. Domingo Teran de los Rios, first Governor of Texas, blazed the central section of the road in 1691. Called the "Trail of the Padres", it linked Monclova, Mexico, with the Spanish Missions of East Texas. Over the centuries, priests, soldiers, traders, and settlers used the Camino Real. The French adventurer St. Denis probably traveled the road from Louisiana to the Rio Grande in 1714.

San Antonio was a major stop on this frontier highway. Moses Austin followed the Camino Real to San Antonio in 1820 seeking colonization rights from Spain. Many Anglo-American settlers called it the "Old San Antonio Road". It joined this city with Nacogdoches, San Augustine, and other East Texas Settlements.

In 1915 the Texas Legislature appropriated $5,000 to mark the historic roadway across the state. The Daughters of the American Revolution, along with other patriotic groups, endorsed the project. V.N. Zivley surveyed the route and indicated the spacing for granite markers every five miles. Today many modern highways follow the path of the Camino Real.

Incise in base: Marker Sponsor: First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Antonio
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HM NumberHM2EG0
Series This marker is part of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail series
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 552952 N 3265199
Decimal Degrees29.51526667, -98.45361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 30.916', W 98° 27.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 30' 54.96" N, 98° 27' 13.02" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
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