Site of Burnam's Ferry

Site of Burnam's Ferry (HMZYV)

Location: La Grange, TX 78945 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 48.125', W 96° 47.825'

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First ferry in present-day Fayette County. Established about 1824 at the crossing of the La Bahia Road by Jesse Burnam. After the Army of the Republic of Texas crossed on March 19, 1836, the ferry was destroyed by order of General Sam Houston to prevent its use by the advancing Mexican Army.

Colorado County
Located 1½ miles northeast on the Colorado River established about 1824 by Jesse Burnam at the crossing of the La Bahia Road to southwest Louisiana. The Texas Army under General Sam Houston crossed here on March 19, 1836 in the retreat from Gonzales to San Jacinto. The ferry was destroyed to prevent its use by the Mexican Army.
Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 712913 N 3298889
Decimal Degrees29.80208333, -96.79708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 48.125', W 96° 47.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 48' 7.50" N, 96° 47' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)979, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9501-9545 Anton Salas Loop, La Grange TX 78945, US
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