Angelina (HMI3Y)

Location: Lufkin, TX 75901 Angelina County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 20.615', W 94° 43.559'

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In 1690, when Spain's Franciscan Fathers founded Mission San Francisco de los Tejas in East Texas, they found a young Indian girl living with her people beside a stream. The priests found her a willing ally for carrying the Catholic Faith to the Indians and named her "Angelina (the Little Angel)," and the stream "the Angelina River."

Angelina accompanied the priests to Mexico for further studies, but eventually returned to East Texas to keep Christianity alive among the Indians. She also befriended early French explorers.

Angelina died in the early 1700s. Her grave site is unknown. In 1846, when Angelina County was formed, it was named for the Indian maiden and the Angelina River.
HM NumberHMI3Y
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 335809 N 3468967
Decimal Degrees31.34358333, -94.72598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 20.615', W 94° 43.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 20' 36.90" N, 94° 43' 33.54" W
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Area Code(s)903, 936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 N 2nd St, Lufkin TX 75901, US
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