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1837 Map
SECTION OF 1837 TEXAS MAP Note the four dots I added on the Coshatte Trail traveling Northeast: 1. The crossing of the Brazos - here the limey sandstone ledges are eight feet thick. This was the site of Groce?s Bernardo Plantation, 1827. 2. The crossing of Clear Creek (Fish Pond Creek) in the center of the Donoho League. Charles Donoho built his home and tavern here in 1831. 3. The crossing of Ponds Creek (formerly part of Fish Pond Creek) west of Liendo (1853). This is a stone?s throw west of the new FM-359 Bypass Bridge on Ponds Creek. 4. Laneview Road, which was also called the San Felipe Road by early surveyors after a trail developed from San Felipe via Pattison on the east side of the Brazos and Clear Creek. This San Felipe Road joined the Coshatte at Donoho?s. Laneview and the San Felipe Road east of Clear Creek run along watersheds or natural divides. Note the locations of the Coshatte and Alabama Indian Villages before they combined east of Livingston. The low road from San Felipe to Harrisburg (no Houston yet) is the San Felipe Trail. This is not the San Felipe Road, which became Laneview. The road from San Felipe to Liberty is the Atascosita, which passes the Hockley Mound and crosses Little Cypress Creek (Raccoon Creek) twice avoiding low areas.
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