Uncertain? LbNA # 30846
|Placed Date||May 12 2007|
Carved by: PSGuru
Placed by: Blue Butterfly
*****I received a report(5/17/15) that this box has Poison Ivy and tall weeds are now surrounding the area where it is located. Be cautious if you do decide to look for this one in the summer.******
UNCERTAIN, TEXAS. Uncertain, also known as Uncertain Landing, is an incorporated community on the shores of Caddo Lake seventeen miles northeast of Marshall in northeastern Harrison County. The site was once known as Uncertain Landing, so named, according to one local tradition, because of the difficulty steamboat captains in earlier days had in mooring their vessels there. Another tradition has it that the town name came from the uncertainty that residents had about their citizenship before the boundary between the United States and the Republic of Texas had been established. The latter uncertainty was a substantial benefit to residents who did not like paying taxes. In the early 1900s the site included a hunting, fishing, and boating society called the Uncertain Club. During the 1940s the community had scattered dwellings, a sawmill, several camping lodges, and some five other businesses. In a bid to promote tourism by providing an area with legal alcohol consumption, the community was incorporated as Uncertain in 1961.
To the Box:
From the entrance of the Caddo Lake State Park, Take FM 2198 to Uncertain, Tx.
Stay on the road all the way through Uncertain. You will come to the intersection of Cypress Ridge and 2198. Continue on 2198 to a “Dead End” where you will see a sign for Dallas Caddo Hunting and Fishing Club. To your right, is a pull off. park here and stand beside the large stump on the right. Walk 26 steps to a large tree on your right. The box is at the base of this tree.