Fort San Marcos LbNA # 63411 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Oct 20 2012|
|Location||Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, TX|
|Found By||Silver Eagle|
|Last Found||Dec 16 2012|
Distance: 25 yards (will be moved later)
**** Part of the Other Forts of Texas Series *****
Fort San Marcos was a Republic of Texas post established to protect a road from Austin joining the El Camino Real near St. Mark's Springs. Adj Gen. Hugh McLeod laid out the fort, to be garrisoned by a company of 56 men. Capt. Joseph Wiehl's Co H, 1st infantry Regt, in October 1840 completed the road and the fort. In 1841 the Republic of Texas Army disbanded for lack of funding, and the post was closed. Historical marker is located in back of the old hotel (box will be moved to near that location soon).
From I-35, take Aquarena Springs drive exit (loop 82) and go toward university. Turn right into Aquarena springs (not marked well, but same as golf course entry, and near Football stadium on left). Turn left into parking for boat tours and old hotel. Park near the old hotel.
To the Letterbox:
Walk to the old hotel building. When buy Handicap ramp at front, don't go up. Look right and find the lone HUGE tree up one level in planter area. Box is at base of left side of tree, next to the wall, under limbs.