Details for Old Chihuahua Road (Atlas Number 5493003704)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5493003704

Data

Marker Number 3704
Atlas Number 5493003704
Marker Title Old Chihuahua Road
Index Entry Chihuahua Road, Old
Address US 87
City La Vernia
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 585918
UTM Northing 3247727
Subject Codes immigration; roads
Marker Year 1967
Designations
Marker Location In front of City Hall, US 87, La Vernia.
Marker Size 14" x 24"
Marker Text Mexican cart road from central Mexico to Texas Coast at Indianola. Route of marauding Indians as well as Alsatian, German, Polish, Irish immigrants seeking freedom in New World. After 1835 was important in gold and silver exporting; in 1850s for army travel. (1967)