El Camino Real -- McGeehee Cabin Historical Marker, Hays Co. TX
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N 29° 51.330 W 097° 53.897
14R E 606415 N 3303283
Quick Description: The state historic marker about the McGeehee Cabin, built in 1859 along the El Camino Real
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/7/2018 2:57:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMXPCG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
In 2018 the site of the Charles Lewis McGeehee Cabin is on the Rancho El Camino, which takes its name from this hostoric Spanish Royal Road.

The state historic marker reads as follows:


The McGehee family came to Texas from Alabama in 1847. In 1859, Charles Lewis McGehee, Jr. (1837-1929) acquired this property along the San Marcos River. He soon built this cabin for his wife, Sarah Jane (Humphreys), and their children. One of the oldest existing structures in this part of Hays County. The cabin features a fireplace and chimney of hand-hewn stone. About 1870, McGehee moved his family from the farm into the town of San Marcos, where he worked as a land developer and stock dealer. (1985)"

The El Camino Real de los Tejas has been designated a National Historic Trail through the states of Texas and New Mexico. (visit link)

"From the Rio Grande to the Red River Valley
Come on a journey that will carry you through 300 years of Louisiana and Texas frontier settlement and development on a Spanish colonial "royal road" that originally extended to Mexico City, Mexico.

You are about to travel 2,500 miles, from Mission San Juan Bautista Guerrero, Mexico to Fort St. Jean Baptiste Nachitoches Parish, Louisiana."
Feature Discription: El Camino Real Historic Site

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Natchitoches LA

End of the road: Guerrero MX

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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