William Thompson's Place on the Navadad River

Camp Four of the San Jacinto Campaign

March 15, 1836


March 15: Historical Marker titled "Route of the Texas Army" located on at the crossing of Rocky Creek on Hwy. 77, 9 miles north of Hallettsville. Camp at the Navadad River, at William Thompson's.

 Texas Army
Marker Title: Route of the Texas Army
City: Hallettsville
County: Lavaca
Year Marker Erected: 1969
Designations: na
Marker Location: from Hallettsville, take Highway 77 north about 9 miles west, roadside park
Marker Text: In Texas Revolution, Gen. Sam Houston and his Texas Army crossed Rocky Creek near this spot, March 15, 1836, retreating eastward from town of Gonzales. Their victory 5 weeks later over Santa Anna's Mexican Army, in Battle of San Jacinto, brought freedom to Texas, April 21.

Marker information courtesy Texas Historical Commission's Atlas
and map courtesy Mapblast. Visit Mapblast for driving direction to these site.

Colonel Alexander Horton's fact-based fictional dispatch from this camp gives the flavor of the place and time.

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