Artesian Park - Corpus Christi, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 27° 47.970 W 097° 23.654
14R E 658186 N 3076026
Quick Description: This landscaped park in downtown Corpus Christi, located on the site of General Zachary Taylor’s encampment during the Mexican War, commemorates the General and later President.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/4/2007 11:17:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM1RYB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 96

Long Description:

The Republic of Texas approved annexation by the United States of America on July 4, 1845. Shortly after, General Zachary Taylor arrived with 4,000 men to defend Texas from foreign aggression. Their camp spread out from an artesian well dug here to North Beach.

Corpus Christi had been chosen as Taylor’s encampment because it lay in the disputed area between the Rio Grande and the Nueces Rivers. Texas claimed the Rio Grande as its southern border; Mexico claimed the Nueces as its northern border. Added to that was the fact that Corpus Christi’s founder, Henry Kinney, had been busy writing letters to Washington extolling the virtues of Corpus. It was from Corpus that Taylor began his march into Mexico and, with that, the Mexican War.

Kinney donated the land around the artesian well to the city as a park in 1854, making it one of the oldest parks in Texas.

Name: Artesian Park

Street Location: N. Chapparal and Twigg Streets

Local Municipality: City of Corpus Christi

State/Province, etc.: Texas

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Zachary Taylor

Date Established: 1854

Picnic Facilities: None.

Recreational Facilities:

Monuments/Statues: Yes.

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Yes.

Fountains: No.

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: No.

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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