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El Camino Real -- Site of Battle of Fredonia, SH 21 east of San Augustine TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 31.606 W 094° 04.704
15R E 397616 N 3488486
Quick Description: The state historical marker at the site of the Battle of Fredonia, along the SH 21/El Camino Real
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2018 11:37:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMXGDM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
This replacement marker is located in a highway pullout east of San Augustine on the SH 21, which follows the route of El Camino Real.

The text of the marker reads as follows:

"SITE OF THE BATTLE OF FREDONIA

Climax of first Anglo-American rebellion in East Texas. In 1826 colonizer Hayden Edwards defied expulsion orders of Mexico and founded Republic of Fredonia - raising flag of "Independence, Liberty and Justice." When Ayish Bayou settlers refused to join, he ordered their banishment. Fredonians, from log fort at this site, were ordered to take Ayish Bayou on Jan. 21, 1827. That day, however, without a shot, Stephen Prather's nine Anglos and sixty native Americans took the fort and 200 soldiers. At news of this, Edwards fled to the U.S., ending the Fredonia Rebellion. (1966)

Marker is property of the state of Texas"
Feature Discription: Historical marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Natchitoches LA

End of the road: Guerrero MX

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