Details for Campsite of Marques De Rubi, 1767 (Atlas Number 5267001188)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5267001188


Marker Number 1188
Atlas Number 5267001188
Marker Title Campsite of Marques De Rubi, 1767
Index Entry De Rubi, Marques
City Junction
County Kimble
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 421132
UTM Northing 3376673
Subject Codes Exploration and expeditions; Spanish immigrants/immigration; forts
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location about 4 miles NW of Junction on HWY 1674
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Campsite of Marques de Rubi, 1767. In 1764 King Charles III of Spain ordered the Marques de Rubi, a Spanish army field marshal, to tour and inspect all presidios in New Spain. Rubi arrived in Mexico in February 1766, and was joined by Nicolas de Lafora, engineer and mapmaker. They made a tour of the Northwest and California territory and entered Texas on July 17, 1767. Rubi chose this location for his campsite July 23, 1767. His report suggested small Texas missions be closed. This was done in 1772. Only Goliad and San Antonio remained. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967